Charles Whitney

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Charles Whitney
No. 43
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1957-06-22) June 22, 1957 (age 57)
Washington, D.C.
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school DeMatha Catholic
(Hyattsville, Maryland)
College NC State (1976–1980)
NBA draft 1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Kansas City Kings
Pro career 1980–1982
Career history
19801982 Kansas City Kings
Stats at

Charles "Hawkeye" Whitney is an American former professional basketball player and convicted criminal. After playing college basketball at North Carolina State, he was drafted by the Kansas City Kings in the first round of the 1980 NBA Draft. His professional career was limited to 70 games due to injury, and by 1989, Whitney was homeless and addicted to cocaine.[1]

Kidnapping and arrest[edit]

On January 26, 1996, Whitney and a juvenile kidnapped Mark Fabiani, the personal attorney of then-First Lady Hillary Clinton. He was arrested and sentenced to 69 months in prison, subsequently being released in 2000, whereupon he found work at the Niles Home for Children.