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Glenn Vickers Ď80

 

Basketball 

 

1999

 

Glenn Vickers is inducted into the Iona College Hall of Fame following an outstanding four-year career with the men’s basketball program from 1976-80.

 

Vickers was instrumental in elevating Iona basketball to national prominence, guiding the team to an 84-31 overall record and the Gaels first two appearances in the NCAA Tournament. Recognized as one of the best high school players in the East, Hall of Fame coach Jim Valvano claimed that signing Vickers paved the way for the Gaels recruiting successes of the late 1970s.

 

Vickers ended his career as Iona’s top assist man, recording 432 assists during his four-year career. He also ranked third on the all-time scoring chart with 1,644 points. Vickers scored a career-high 31 points versus St. Bonaventure his freshman season and recorded a career-high 15 assists against Wisconsin-Milwaukee during the 1977-78 season.

 

Vickers was named Metropolitan Rookie of the Year by the Metropolitan Writers Association after averaging a team-high 17.9 points per game during the 1976-77 campaign.

Glenn enters the Iona College Hall of Fame alongside his fellow Long Island teammate, Kevin Hamilton. Vickers and Hamilton combined to form one of the best backcourt combinations in the history of Iona College basketball.


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