Charles Parks (basketball)

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Charles Parks
Charles Parks ISU.jpg
Parks (left) in college against Weber State (c. 1967)
Personal information
Born1946 (age 72–73)
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Ignatius College Preparatory
(San Francisco, California)
NBA draft1968 / Round: 7 / Pick: 92nd overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
PositionSmall forward
Career history
1969Denver Rockets
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Big Sky (1967)
  • Second-team All-Big Sky (1968)
Stats at

Charles Parks (born 1946) is an American retired professional basketball player who spent one season in the American Basketball Association (ABA) as a member of the Denver Rockets (1968–69).[1] He went to high school at St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco, where he was named the city's prep player of the year.[2] Parks attended San Francisco City College before playing college basketball for the Idaho State Bengals.[3] In his first season with the Bengals in 1966–67, he was an all-conference selection in the Big Sky Conference after finishing third in the conference in scoring, averaging 20 points per game.[4] He moved from playing forward to guard in 1967–68,[5] when he was named second-team all-conference.[6] In two seasons at Idaho State, he averaged 18 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.[7] Parks signed with Denver after they drafted him in the tenth round of the 1968 ABA draft. He was also selected in the seventh round of the 1968 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns.[8]


  1. ^ "Charles Parks Stats". Retrieved February 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "Parks Paces Rams to No. 8". San Francisco Examiner. February 5, 1966. p. 30. Retrieved February 2, 2019 – via access
  3. ^ "Bengals Cagers Debut Tonight". Idaho State Journal. November 28, 1966. p. 10. Retrieved February 2, 2019 – via access
  4. ^ "Big Sky Cagers In Action". The Billings Gazette. Associated Press. December 1, 1967. p. 18. Retrieved February 2, 2019 – via access
  5. ^ "Bengals Wallop Grizzlies". Ogden Standard-Examiner. UPI. January 9, 1968. p. 8A. Retrieved February 2, 2019 – via access
  6. ^ "Big Sky All-Stars Include Gillespie". The Independent Record. March 8, 1968. p. 14. Retrieved February 2, 2019 – via access
  7. ^ "Idaho State Star Inks Denver Pact". Ogden Standard-Examiner. UPI. June 8, 1968. p. 4. Retrieved February 3, 2019 – via access
  8. ^ "Denver Team Signs ISU's Chuck Parks". Idaho State Journal. June 5, 1968. p. 8A. Retrieved February 3, 2019 – via access

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