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|No. 5 – Panasonic Trians|
|Position||Shooting guard / Small forward|
|League||Japan Basketball League|
February 22, 1975 |
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school||Artesia (Lakewood, California)|
|NBA draft||1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall|
|Selected by the Detroit Pistons|
|Pro playing career||1997–present|
|1999–2000||Śląsk Wrocław (Poland)|
|2000–2002||Toyota Alvark (Japan)|
|2003||Benetton Treviso (Italy)|
|2003–2010||Toyota Alvark (Japan)|
|2010–2011||Toshiba Brave Thunders (Japan)|
|2011–present||Panasonic Trians (Japan)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Charles Edward O'Bannon (born February 22, 1975) is an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Bruins men's basketball team, where he was a star small forward/shooting guard, and a starter on the school's 1995 NCAA Championship team. O'Bannon was a first team All-Pacific-10 Conference selection in 1996 and 1997, and he was also voted co-Most Valuable Player of the Bruins in both of those years. He is the younger brother of former NBA forward Ed O'Bannon, who played with him at UCLA.
Charles O'Bannon was selected by the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA) with the third pick in the second round of the 1997 NBA Draft. He played for the Pistons for two seasons before being released. He scored his NBA career high of 14 points on April 14, 1999 against the Charlotte Hornets.
O'Bannon has continued his professional basketball career by playing in various leagues outside of the United States. As of 2009, he was playing for the Toyota Alvark of the Japanese Basketball League, and was leading that league in scoring.
- Finney, Ryan (2010). "2010–11 UCLA Men's Basketball Media Guide". UCLA Athletic Department. Archived from the original on March 10, 2011.
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
- Charles O'Bannon UCLA Statistics at Sports-Reference.com