Josh Cohen’s Analysis: No, he didn’t play at a distinguished university and no; his offensive repertoire is limited and unrefined. However, Mickell Gladness has a particular skill that is hard to rival. He is an elite shot blocker.

Ignore the fact that he played at relatively unheard of Alabama A&M, Gladness graduated in three years and accumulated 396 blocks and set the NCAA Division I record for most rejections in one game with 16. He even surpassed David Robinson as an all-time more prestigious collegiate shot blocker.

Gladness played briefly for the Warriors and prior to that attended the Heat’s training camp. At age 27, this is pretty much his final hoorah in hopes of sustaining a spot on an NBA roster.



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