Hall of Famers

Glen Gondrezick

As a graduate of Boulder (Colo.) High School, he was one of Jerry Tarkanian's first recruits at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and lettered from 1973-74 through the 1976-77 season. He went on to finish as the 16th-leading scorer in UNLV basketball history with 1,311 points and played a major role in the Runnin' Rebels advancing to their first NCAA Final Four in 1977.

His determination and hustle made him an instant fan favorite, and his style of play almost always resulted in scrambles on the floor and collisions in the scorer's table while chasing down loose balls. His jersey number 25 was retired in a halftime ceremony at the Runnin' Rebels game against UCLA at the Thomas & Mack Center on Dec. 27, 1997.

After his stellar career at UNLV, he was a second round NBA draft pick and spent six seasons in the pro league - two (1977-79) with the New York Knicks and four (1979-83) with the Denver Nuggets. The 6’ 6” forward went on to play 435 games in the NBA.

Following his NBA career, he played two years in Europe (1983-85), which culminated with a European championship and being named MVP. He would later return to UNLV, spending 17 seasons as a radio and television analyst for his alma mater.

Sadly, Gondrezick passed away on April 27, 2009 at the age of 53 after complications from a heart transplant. But his legacy endures as one of the all-time great Runnin’ Rebels and Las Vegans.

The Gondrezick File

Born: August 30, 1955
Claim to Fame: Gondrezick embodied the spirit of the ‘Runnin Rebels with his hustle and determination. He was a key member of UNLV’s first Final Four team and went on to play six seasons in the NBA.