PLAYER PROFILE

GLENN ROBERTS

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Glenn Roberts is considered by historians to be one of the first players to successfully use the jump shot on a regular basis. Roberts played varsity basketball for four years at Emory and Henry College, a small school located in the state of Virginia. He scored 2,014 points in 104 games, an average of 19.4 point per game – a very big number in an era when most college teams averaged only 35-40 points a game. Roberts was a Helms Foundation All-American in 1935. He had modest success in his abbreviated pro career. In 1939, he briefly played for the Akron Goodyear team in the National Basketball League. Roberts remained employed by the company until 1963 when he resigned to go into business for himself.  At the time of his death in 1980, he was the third largest Firestone dealer in the country.

 

GLENN ROBERTS Height: 6:05 Weight: 200 College: Emory & Henry(Va)’35
Glenn Edward Roberts Born: Oct 25, 1912 Died: May 21, 1980 Hometown: Pound, Va.
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1935-36 Bonny Blue Cardinals Indep
1936-37 St.Paul Independents Indep
1937-38 Dayton NBL 8 14 11 39 4.9
1938-39 Akron Firestone NBL 15 20 6 46 3.1
1941-42 Toledo NBL 1 1 0 2 2.0
Major League Totals 24 35 17 87 3.6
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1938-39 Akron Firestone NBL 2 0 1 1 0.5
Major League Totals 2 0 1 1 0.5
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