Charlie Hentz

Basketball Player from United States of America

Charles Hentz (born September 13, 1947) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'5" forward from Arkansas AM&N College, Hentz was the 6th pick in the 5th round of the 1969 NBA Draft (63rd overall pick), selected by the San Diego Rockets, but he signed with the Pittsburgh Condors of the American Basketball Association. He appeared in 57 games during the 1970-71 ABA season, averaging 6.0 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game. He was nicknamed "The Helicopter" for his jumping and dunking abilities. Hentz is best remembered for his actions in a November 6, 1970 game against the Carolina Cougars in Raleigh, North Carolina. Late in the first half of the contest, Hentz went up for a dunk and tore the rim from his team's backboard, destroying the glass backboard in the process. The game was delayed for about an hour until the rim and backboard were replaced. During the second half of the game, Hentz destroyed another glass backboard while dunking, and since there were no other replacements available, the arena crew was forced to borrow a wooden backboard from a nearby high school gym so that the teams could complete the game. According to teammate Charlie Williams,  ( Wikipedia article )


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Date of birth
United States of America


Institution From To
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

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