Gerald "World Class" Glass

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

Basketball

Gerald Glass Mississippi Hall of Fame Inductee

Gerald "World Class" Glass Stats, Bio

Born: November 12, 1967

Hometown: Greenwood

Year Induction: 2013

High School

Greenwood Amanda Elzy High, 1982-85

  • All State as senior
  • Graduated at the young age of 16

College

Delta State, 1985-87

  • All Gulf South Conference two seasons
  • Division II All American as a sophomore
  • Set school records with 861 points and 414 rebounds in 1986-87 season
  • Helped Delta State win at Mississippi State as a freshman
  • Led Statesmen to semifinals of D-II Tournament as sophomore
  • Gulf South Conference MVP as sophomore

Ole Miss, 1987-89

  • Named to Ole Miss Team of the Century
  • Named to SEC Basketball Legends
  • Averaged 26 points per game over two seasons
  • Made first team All-SEC twice, making him all-league for all four years of college basketball
  • Scored 53 points in memorable overtime victory over LSU in March of 1989

Professional

National Basketball Association

  • Drafted in first round of 1989 draft by Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Set Timberwolves record by scored 32 points off the bench against L.A. Lakers as a rookie
  • Played two-pluss seasons with Timberwolves before trade to Detroit Pistons.
  • Also played for New jersey Nets and Charlotte Hornets
  • Finished NBAcareer with 1,552 points, 512 rebounds, 298 assists,and 130 steals

International professional basketball

  • Played professionally in Italy, France and Israel

Coaching

Greenwood Amanda Elzy High School 2009-present

  • After pro ball, went back to Ole Miss to earn his degree and teaching certificate
  • Returned to his alma mater as head coach in 2009
  • Has led Amanda Elzy to two straight State Class 4A championships in 2012 and 2013

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