Charlie Yelverton

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Charlie Yelverton
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Personal information
Born (1948-12-05) December 5, 1948 (age 68)
New York City, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school Rice (Harlem, New York)
College Fordham (1968–1971)
NBA draft 1971 / Round: 2 / Pick: 25th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career 1971–1987
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Number 11
Career history
1971–1972 Portland Trail Blazers
1972 Scranton Apollos
1972–1973 Olympiacos
1974–1975 Ignis Varese
1975–1976 Brescia
1977–1979 Mobilgirgi / Emerson Varese
1979–1980 Viganello
1980–1987 Robur Basket Saronno
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Charlie Yelverton (born December 5, 1948) is a retired American professional basketball player. A 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) tall guard-forward, he was drafted 25th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1971 NBA draft, but only appeared in one NBA season.[1] He was cut by the Blazers in 1972 after he decided not to stand for the national anthem.[2] He then headed to Europe and played for Olympiacos and Ignis Varese. He helped Ignis Varese to win the 1975 Euroleague title and played in two other finals in 1978 and 1979. He also won the 1978 Italian league title while in Varèse.

On February 3, 2008, Yelverton was among the 105 player nominees for the 50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors list commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the competition. He is a member of the New York State Basketball Hall of Fame.


  1. ^ Charlie Yelverton. basketball-reference
  2. ^ March, re (1999-02-14). "CHARLIE Y LOVES LIFE ITALIAN STYLE". New York Post. Retrieved 2016-05-09. 

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