PBL Team Sets New Record with Biggest Addition in PBL History
Chicago, IL- The Lake Michigan Admirals newest addition to their team is someone they believe could be the most impactful player in the league, on the court and in their community.
"Big Bob", or formally known as, Robert Wegner, was recently signed to the Admirals and has been one of the busiest new athletes around the league. Wegner stands at a whopping 7'8" and could be Glisson's secret weapon to success this season.
"He's the tallest professional basketball player in the world, but more importantly, he has the biggest heart in the world," stated Glisson.
The 21-year old from New Hampshire recently caught the attention of a major television company and was brought in for an interview. ABC’s television special titled, “Meet Michiana’s Largest Athlete” was an experience that Wegner will never forget and has worked his whole life to get the positive recognition for.
“Playing pro basketball has been my dream for as long as I can remember," Wegner said with a big smile.
Robert attended the University of Maine at Presque Isle where he played college basketball and was a Criminal Justice major before transitioning to professional basketball in St. Joseph, Michigan.
"St. Joseph is beautiful. The people here are really nice and it seems like a nice city to live in. I'm really excited to play in the upcoming season," stated the young man from Strafford, New Hampshire.
Wegner has already made quite the impact on the community of his new home where he's made appearances at some of the local schools in St. Joseph, Michigan, to discuss education, hunger and raise awareness for numerous types of cancer and how we can help.
Wegner and Glisson's Admirals were able to successfully help raise $10,000 for the Linda Asbury cancer benefit. That was Wegner’s first outside appearance as a professional athlete and is expected to be just the beginning of what’s yet to come.