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Encyclopedia > Lorenzo Charles

Lorenzo Emile Charles, nicknamed Zo (born November 25, 1963, in Brooklyn, New York), is an American former college and professional basketball player. November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Brooklyn (named after the Dutch city Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... NY redirects here. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ...


Charles is a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School. While playing for the North Carolina State University Wolfpack, Charles scored the game-winning dunk in the championship game of the 1983 NCAA Tournament over the heavily favored Houston Cougars led by Akeem Olajuwon, Clyde "The Glide" Drexler and the rest of Phi Slamma Jamma. Coincidentally, Charles would go on to play for a Cougars team years later — for the United States Basketball League's Raleigh Cougars. Brooklyn Technical High School, commonly called Brooklyn Tech, is a New York City public high school that specializes in engineering, math and science. ... North Carolina State University is a public, coeducational, extensive research university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. ... The 1983 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 48 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born Akeem Abdul Olajuwon on January 21, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Clyde Austin Drexler (born June 22, 1962 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former National Basketball Association shooting guard. ... Phi Slamma Jamma was the nickname given to the University of Houstons Cougar basketball team from 1982 to 1984 by former Houston Post sportswriter Thomas Bonk. ... The United States Basketball League OTCBB: USBL is a professional mens spring basketball league. ... The Raleigh Cougars were a USBL team from 1997-1999. ...


Charles was selected 41st overall in the 1985 NBA draft and went on to have a modest professional career, playing briefly in the National Basketball Association with the Atlanta Hawks, as well as several European teams. “NBA” redirects here. ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...


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