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Charles Edward Shackleford (born April 22, 1966 in Kinston, North Carolina) is an American former professional basketball player.

Shackleford played collegiate basketball at North Carolina State University for 3 seasons (1985/86-1987/88). He was selected by the New Jersey Nets in the 2nd round (32nd overall pick) of the 1988 NBA Draft. He played in six NBA seasons as a forward-center for the Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Charlotte Hornets. Shackleford's best year as a pro came during the 1989-1990 NBA season when he averaged 8.2 points per game in 70 games for the Nets. His best NBA game was a career high 26 Rebounds to go with a career high 23 Points at Milwaukee on 20 Feb 1990. Having played in top European teams, he led the 1995-96 Euroleague in rebounds averaging 12.3 per game with Fenerbahçe Ülker and won the 1997 Korac Cup wearing Aris' Thessaloniki jersey.

ABC News reported that during the 1987-88 season as many as four NC State players, including Shackleford, conspired to hold down the scores of four games in return for cash payments from a New Jersey contractor. One of the games was March 6, 1988 against Wake Forest. NC State defeated Wake Forest by four points, after being favored by 16. According to Shackleford's lawyer and agent, Sal DiFazio, Shackleford never shaved points, although he admitted taking $65,000 from two men. One of these men was identified as the key figure in the point-shaving scheme (Los Angeles Times, 3/3/90).

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