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Glen Whisby

Glen Whisby
Personal information
Born(1972-06-29)June 29, 1972
Chicago, Illinois
DiedSeptember 21, 2017(2017-09-21) (aged 44)
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Career information
High schoolBrookhaven (Brookhaven, Mississippi)
CollegeSouthern Miss (1991–1995)
NBA draft1995: undrafted
Playing career1995–2009
Number32, 7, 18
Career history
As player:
1995–1996Gijón Baloncesto
1996Florida Sharks
1998–1999Pallacanestro Cantù
1999Gijón Baloncesto
2000Aurora Basket Jesi
2002–2003Polonia Warszawa
2003JDA Dijon Basket
2003–2004Tuborg Pilsener
2004–2005Basket Club Ferrara
2008Lappeenrannan NMKY
2008–2009Basketbal Pezinok
As coach:
2014–2015Seton Hill University (assistant)
Career highlights and awards

Glen Whisby Jr. (June 29, 1972 – September 21, 2017) was an American professional basketball player. Standing at 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m), he played the center position. He played college basketball at the University of Southern Mississippi.

College career

Whisby attended Brookhaven High School and played for school team. After graduation from high school, he attended University of Southern Mississippi where he played for Golden Eagles from 1991 to 1995. Whisby averaged 13.8 points per game during his career at Southern Miss, and is ninth on the all-time points list with 1,598.[1] He was a three-time All-Metro Conference selection during his Golden Eagle career. He ranks second to Clarence Weatherspoon for career blocks (222) and ninth in scoring (1,598 points).[2]

Professional career

Following graduation, Whisby was drafted by Fort Wayne Fury of the Continental Basketball Association in the second round (29th overall) of the 1995 CBA draft. Instead, he went overseas in 1995 to play for Gijon Baloncesto in Spain and following season, spent the summer playing for the USBL's Florida Sharks, before going back to Spain to join Estudiantes.[3] In 1998–99, Whisby played with Pallacanestro Cantu of Italy,[4] before heading back to Spain in 1999–00 to play for Gijon. In 2000, Whisby joined Aurora Basket Jesi of Italy.

In 2000–01, Whisby played in Russia with UNICS, and in 2001–02 he played in Turkey with Fenerbahçe.[5] In 2002–03, he played in Poland with Polonia Warszawa and in France with JDA Dijon Basket.[6] For the 2003–04 season he moved to Tuborg Pilsener of Turkey,[5] then he played one season in Italian LegaDue Basket with Basket Club Ferrara,[7] before returning to Turkey in 2005–06 to play with Galatasaray.[5] In 2006–07, he played in France with Hyeres-Toulon.[6] In 2008, he played with Lappeenrannan NMKY of Finland and his last club was Basketbal Pezinok of Slovakia.

Post-playing career

He worked at Seton Hill University as assistant men's basketball coach during the 2014–15 season.[8]

Whisby died on September 22, 2017, at the age of 45 after suffering a heart attack.[9]


  1. ^ "Former Southern Miss basketball star Glen Whisby dies at 45". September 22, 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  2. ^ "Former Golden Eagle Greats Micky Harrington and Glen Whisby Pass Away This Week". September 22, 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  3. ^ "ACB Profile". (in Spanish). Archived from the original on September 25, 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  4. ^ "Legabasket Profile". (in Italian). Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c "TBL Profile". Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "LNB Pro A Profile". (in French). Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  7. ^ "LegaDue Profile". (in Italian). Archived from the original on December 15, 2007. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  8. ^ "Glen Whisby Biographical Information - BCI Edge" (PDF). Retrieved November 12, 2017.
  9. ^ "Glen Whisby dies at 45". September 22, 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
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