Glenn "Big Dog" Robinson, the former national player of the year who became the No. 1 overall NBA draft pick in 1994, has a son with the same name who wants to make his own mark at Michigan.
Glenn Robinson III has given a verbal commitment to the Wolverines, and the 6-foot-6 forward who ESPNU ranks as the No. 72 overall recruit for the class of 2012 brings not only bloodlines, but a chip on his shoulder.
From the Detroit Free Press:
"I'm just proving all the people wrong who said I wouldn't make it, that I wouldn't play Big Ten basketball," Robinson said. "They didn't think I was good enough. Just growing up how people compared me to what my dad was. I want to prove those people wrong."
Though his father's alma mater, Purdue, made a push, Robinson was sold on the Wolverines.
"I'm trying to take my own little path, make a name for myself," he said. "I know at Michigan they didn’t call me Glenn, they called me Trey, my nickname. It’s some about forgetting who he was and playing for myself."
Robinson III would become the fourth son of a former NBA player to join Michigan in recent years.
The Wolverines roster current features Tim Hardaway, Jr., Jordan Dumars (son of Joe Dumars), and Jon Horford (son of Tito Horford).