Gerald Glass Honored as SEC Basketball Legend

March 1, 2004

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Former Ole Miss great Gerald Glass will be part of the Chick-fil-A SEC Basketball Legends 2004 class to be honored at the SEC Men's Tournament March 11-14 at the Georgia Done in Atlanta, announced by league commissioner Mike Slive.

Glass received All-America honorable mention honors for the Rebels in 1988-89 and 1989-90. He finished his two-year career with 1,564 points, which places him in the No. 8 spot on the Rebel career scoring list. His 26.1 career scoring average is second on the Ole Miss charts.

In his two years in the Red and Blue, Glass led the Rebels in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage, three-point percentage and steals. He was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves and played in the NBA for the Timberwolves, New Jersey Nets, Charlotte Hornets and Detroit Pistons. He was inducted into the Ole Miss Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002.

Each Chick-fil-A SEC Basketball Legend will be recognized at halftime of his institution's first game at the tournament.

Members of the 2004 class from the other 11 SEC schools include Derrick McKey, Alabama; Todd Day, Arkansas; Charles Barkley, Auburn; Gene Shy, Florida; Lavon Mercer, Georgia; Dan Issel, Kentucky; Coach Dale Brown, LSU; Greg Carter, Mississippi State; Brian Winters, South Carolina; Dale Ellis, Tennessee and Perry Wallace, Vanderbilt.

"The Chick-Fil-A SEC Basketball Legends Program allows us to honor our past and show everyone why the SEC is one of the nation's premier basketball conferences," said Slive. "This year's class of legends is the best we have had."

This marks the sixth year of the basketball legends program.

 

 

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