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Charlie Scott
Shooting Guard
Born December 15, 1948 (1948-12-15) (age 61)
New York, New York
Nationality USA
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
College North Carolina
Draft 7th Round, fourth pick, 1970
Boston Celtics
Pro career 1970–1980
Former teams Virginia Squires (ABA) (1970-72), Phoenix Suns 1972-74, Boston Celtics (1975-1978), Los Angeles Lakers (1978), Denver Nuggets (1979-1980)
Awards 5-time NBA All Star
1975-76 NBA Champion

(with Boston)

Olympic medal record
Men's Basketball
Gold 1968 Mexico City United States

Charles Thomas Scott (born December 15, 1948 in New York City, New York) is an American former professional basketball player. He played two seasons in the now-defunct American Basketball Association (ABA) and eight seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

A 6'5" (1.96 m) guard/forward from the Laurinburg Institute (following three years at New York's Stuyvesant High School[1]) and the University of North Carolina, where he was the first black scholarship athlete. Scott averaged 22.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game at UNC. He was the first person of color to join a fraternity at the University of North Carolina, St. Anthony Hall, in 1967. [2] Scott was a gold medalist at the 1968 Summer Olympics.

Scott was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 1970 but opted to begin his career with the other team that drafted him, the Virginia Squires of the ABA. Scott was named ABA Rookie of the Year after averaging 27.1 points per game. During his second season with the Squires, he set the ABA record for highest scoring average in one season (34.6 points per game). However, he became dissatisfied with life in the ABA and joined the NBA's Phoenix Suns in 1972.

Scott continued his stellar play in the NBA, representing the Suns in three straight NBA All-Star Games (1973, 1974, and 1975), then returned to the Celtics for the 1975-76 NBA season where he won a championship ring. Scott would also play for the Los Angeles Lakers and Denver Nuggets, and he retired in 1980 with 14,837 combined ABA/NBA career points.


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Preceded by
Spencer Haywood
American Basketball Association Rookie of the Year
Succeeded by
Artis Gilmore


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