NBA Players from Trinidad and Tobago

Ken Charles is a former NBA player from Trinidad and Tobago. He played in the NBA and in the Trinidad and Tobago national basketball team, which is one of the best in the CBC championship. The CBC is a competition that is run by FIBA and in which teams from the Caribbean participate. Their best years were from 1986 to 1990 when they won four gold medals in a row. Totally they have six gold medals, making them the second most successful Caribbean nation. The Bahamas have one more than them, seven.

Trinidad and Tobago NBA Players:

Ken Charles

Kenneth M. Charles was born July 10, 1951, in Port of Spain, San Fernando (Trinidad and Tobago). He stood at 6" 3' and played as a guard throughout his career. Before NBA he played for the Brooklyn Preparatory School (Brooklyn, New York) and college basketball for Fordham University. During the 1973 NBA draft, he was selected as the overall 38th pick by the Buffalo Braves where he stayed for three seasons (1973 to 1975). He also played for Atlanta Hawks from 1976 to 1978. In the five season he spent in the NBA he played a total of 322 games in which he had an average of 8.5 points and 2.5 assists per game.

Right now there are no immediate, additional NBA players expected to come from Trinidad and Tobago, but hopefully in the future we will see some blue chip NCAA or NBA prospects coming from Trinidad and Tobago.

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