|Born||June 13, 1959|
|Listed height||7 ft 5 in (2.26 m)|
|Listed weight||217 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Sprayberry (Marietta, Georgia)|
|College||NC State (1978–1982)|
|NBA draft||1982: 3rd round, 63rd overall pick|
|Selected by the Houston Rockets|
|Number||52, 43, 42, 25|
|1984–1985||Los Angeles Lakers|
|1989–1990||Rapid City Thrillers|
|1992–1993||Capital Region Pontiacs|
|1993||San Antonio Spurs|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||251 (1.6 ppg)|
|Rebounds||239 (1.5 rpg)|
|Blocks||111 (.7 bpg)|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Charles Goodrich Nevitt (born June 13, 1959) is an American former professional basketball player, known primarily for his great height. At 7 ft 5 in (2.26 m), he played the center position throughout his nine-year career (1983, 1985–1990, 1992, 1993) in the NBA, and remains one of the tallest players ever in NBA history. During his career, Nevitt played with the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, Fulgor Libertas Forlì (Italy), and San Antonio Spurs.
Nevitt attended Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia, and played college basketball at North Carolina State University. In college, he played 90 games over four seasons, averaging 3.0 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.
He was selected in the third round of the 1982 NBA draft by the Houston Rockets, subsequently playing 15 games with the Los Angeles Lakers over 2 seasons.
After leaving the Lakers for the Pistons, Nevitt was on the roster of the Chuck Daly-coached team that lost to the Lakers in seven games in the 1988 NBA Finals.
After a return to the Rockets, he also appeared for the Michael Jordan-led Bulls (during a 1991–92 10-day contract), and played one game with the Spurs – the 1993-94 season opener – on November 5, in which he made 3-of-6 free throws in less than a minute against the Golden State Warriors. He was released shortly thereafter, never to reappear in an NBA game.
Nevitt played in the NBA for nine seasons, appearing in 155 games. He played a total of 826 minutes (5.3 minutes per game). He played in 16 playoff games across five postseasons: seven each with the Lakers and Pistons, and two with the Rockets. Nevitt was a member of the 1985 Lakers' championship team, and is the tallest NBA player to ever win an NBA Championship.
Post-NBA and personal life
Nevitt is married to Sondra Childers and has a sister, Lynne, who is also a basketball player. He worked at NetApp in the research triangle park in NC performing computer networking functions.
Nevitt went by the nicknames Chuck E. Cheese and the Human Victory Cigar.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
|†||Won an NBA championship|
- Steve Wulf (November 7, 1994). "A Truly Tall Tale". Sports Illustrated.
- Howie Kahn (20 February 2013). "In Praise of the 12th Man". Grantland. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
- "Chuck Nevitt NBA stats". Basketball Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 3 December 2023.
- "Chuck Nevitt College Stats". College Basketball at Sports Reference. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 3 December 2023.