Charles B. Black

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Not to be confused with Charlie T. Black, a player at Kansas in the 1920s.
Charles B. Black
Personal information
Born (1921-06-15)June 15, 1921
Arco, Idaho
Died December 22, 1992(1992-12-22) (aged 71)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Highland Park (Topeka, Kansas)
College Kansas (1941–1943, 1945–1947)
Playing career 1947–1952
Position Forward / Center
Number 44, 29, 12, 7, 21
Career history
1947–1948 Anderson Packers
1948–1949 Indianapolis Jets
1949–1950 Fort Wayne Pistons
1950–1951 Anderson Packers
1951–1952 Milwaukee Hawks
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 1,245
Assists 312
Stats at

Charles Bradford "Charlie" Black Jr. also known as Hawk (June 15, 1921 – December 22, 1992) was an American basketball player.

He played collegiately as a forward for the University of Kansas where he was a four-time first-team All-American (the only one in Jayhawk history). Black also became the first player in KU history to score 1,000 points for his career. He was a member of the Jayhawks' 1943 Big 6 conference championship team (which also featured two-time All-American guard Ray Evans, and four-time all-conference forward Otto Schnellbacher) that is regarded as one of the greatest teams in KU's basketball history.

He played for the Indianapolis Jets (1948–49), Fort Wayne Pistons (1949–50), Anderson Packers (1949–50) and Milwaukee Hawks (1950–51) in the NBA for 136 games.

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