Gary Gliesmann

Year Inducted: 2002

Category: Players

Schools / Organizations:
(Dundee) Crown High School
The University of Wisconsin–Green Bay


Gary Gliesmann liked to do things in triplicate when he played basketball at (Dundee) Irving Crown High School from 1978 to 1981. Gliesmann was a three-year starter, a three-time MVP, three-time Fox Valley Conference scoring champion and three-time unanimous all-FVC selection. He was also named to the Elgin Courier News all-area team three times and was its Player of the Year as a junior and senior. Three times he was named to the Grayslake Christmas Tournament all-tournament team and was MVP as a senior.

As a senior, Gliesmann was named to the IBCA All-State team and the Chicago Sun-Times all-area team. Gliesmann played in 100 games and left career records at Crown for points scored (2,011), rebounds (1,034), steals-blocked shots (534), field goals (867), field goal attempts (1,494), free throws (277) and free throw attempts (416).

He established single-season marks for points (640), field goals (271) and rebounds (344). His single-game marks include points (42), field goals (18) and rebounds (22). Gliesmann played at The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and was team captain as a junior and senior.