94 Feet With Coach J.T. Podcast

(94 Feet With Coach JT) Former Alabama A & M / Miami Heat Mickell Gladness joins me!

April 19, 2021

In his first and only season playing basketball for Lawson State Community College, Gladness averaged modest numbers with 3.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game.[1] He transferred to Alabama A&M in 2005 where he played out the remaining three years of his college eligibility. At Alabama A&M, Gladness majored in business management.[2]

 Mickell Gladness, appeared in 26 games and blocked 77 shots. It was in his junior season, however, that Gladness made a name for himself in college basketball. Playing in 30 games, Gladness led the nation in blocked shots per game at 6.3, with an adjusted-per-40 minutes rate of 7.9 bpg. He set an NCAA Division I single game record with 16 blocks against Texas Southern on February 24, 2007. No other player in Division I history has even recorded 15 blocks in a single game. Although he did not repeat as the NCAA season shots blocked leader, he did graduate having blocked 396 shots in only three seasons of Division I basketball, which was good enough to be in the all-time top 25 when he graduated.In his final two seasons, Gladness was a first-team All-Southwestern Athletic Conference selection. We talk NBA and taking his first over seas job. MG drops a lot of gems about the grind and sacrifices of being a pro ball player!

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