Glen Rice

2015 Greater Flint Afro-American Hall of Fame Inductee

Category: Basketball

High School

In 1985 Glen Rice was named Mr. Basketball of Michigan.

Glen played on the Wildcats team that earned a 55-1 record in two years.

That record still ranks as the best two-year record in the state.

The 1985-86 team Glen played on included Jeff Grayer, Andre Rison, Tim Nunn, Mike Avery, Darryl Miller and Anthony Pendleton.

Coach Grover Kirkland said the 1985 basketball team which Glen played on was probably one of the best ever to come out of Flint.


At the University of Michigan, Glen set a Big Ten career scoring record (2,442 points), held the record for games played (134), season scoring (949 points) and season field goals (363).

In 1988-89 Glen set a record in the NCAA tournament game hitting 39 points vs. Florida.

Glen led Michigan to the 1989 NCAA National Championship under Coach Steve Fisher.

In 1989, Glen was named MVP of the All-Big Ten First Team.

Glen set a NCAA Tournament record scoring 184 points in six games and was named the most outstanding player and All American.

Glen won Big Ten scoring titles and All Conference accolades in 1988-89.

Glen is the first basketball player from the Flint area to have his number retired in the University of Michigan’s basketball program (#41).


Glen played on several NBA teams. While playing for the Charlotte Hornets Glen was voted by fans, players and coaches as the best shooter in basketball (a perfect jump shot).

Glen became the 48th player in NBA history to score 18,000 career points.

Glen was voted MVP in the NBA All Star Game and set a record for most points scored in a quarter, and most points scored in the half (breaking Wilt Chamberlain’s record).

Glen played on the 2000 L.A. Lakers team that won the NBA Championship.

Glen spent 15 seasons in the NBA, retiring in 2004. He averaged 18.3 points per game, and shot a 40% 3-point percentage for his career.