Charles O'Bannon

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Charles O'Bannon
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No. 5 – Panasonic Trians
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League Japan Basketball League
Personal information
Born (1975-02-22) February 22, 1975 (age 39)
Bellflower, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Artesia (Lakewood, California)
College UCLA (1993–1997)
NBA draft 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 31st overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Pro career 1997–present
Career history
19971999 Detroit Pistons
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,[1] and he was also voted co-Most Valuable Player of the Bruins in both of those years.[2] He is the younger brother of former NBA forward Ed O'Bannon, who played with him at UCLA.[3]

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 in Italy, Poland, and Japan.

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  1. ^ Finney 2010, p.105
  2. ^ Finney 2010, p.110
  3. ^ Tom Friend. "O'Bannon Brothers Team Up at U.C.L.A.". New York Times. December 5, 1993. Retrieved on May 1, 2010.

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