Chuck Share

Chuck Share
Personal information
Born (1927-03-14)March 14, 1927
Akron, Ohio
Died June 7, 2012(2012-06-07) (aged 85)
Chesterfield, Missouri
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Western Hills
(Cincinnati, Ohio)
College Bowling Green (1946–1950)
NBA draft 1950 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Position Center
Number 18, 5, 70, 13, 44
Career history
19511953 Fort Wayne Pistons
19531960 Milwaukee / St. Louis Hawks
1960 Minneapolis Lakers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Charles Edward "Chuck" Share (March 14, 1927 June 7, 2012) was an American basketball player. He was the first draft pick in NBA history, being selected by the Boston Celtics as the number one pick in 1950. Share never played for the Celtics, however.

Share started his NBA career with the Fort Wayne Pistons and played nine years in that league for the Pistons, Milwaukee Hawks/St. Louis Hawks, and the Minneapolis Lakers. Share led the NBA in disqualifications during the 1954–55 season.[1] He was the captain of the 1958 NBA champion St. Louis Hawks team.[2]


  1. The Official NBA Basketball Encyclopedia. Villard Books. 1994. p. 379. ISBN 0-679-43293-0.
  2. Anthony, Shane (June 10, 2012), "Charlie Share dies; captain of '58 NBA champ St. Louis Hawks", St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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