Charlie Hentz

Charles Hentz (born September 13, 1947) is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'5" forward from Arkansas AM&N College, Hentz was signed by the Pittsburgh Condors of the American Basketball Association in Fall 1970. 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. 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 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, "The Helicopter just stood there smiling.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 13th, 1947
United States of America


1. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Colleges/University

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is a historically black university located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States. Founded in 1873, it is the oldest HBCU and the second oldest public institution in the state of Arkansas (after the University of Arkansas). UAPB is a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. It is known popularly by its moniker the "Flagship of the Delta.

Type Land-grant university
2010. 1.53 mil. $
Institution colors
1200 North University Drive, 71601 - Pine Bluff, Arkansas
2010. 3,283
2009. 3,661
2010. 145
Acceptance rate
2010. 29.0 %
Local tuition
2011. 5.44 K $
2010. 5.03 K $
2009. 4.8 K $
2008. 4.68 K $
Official web page
Wikipedia article

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff connected by profession and/or age

b. 1946., American Football Defensive end
b. 1942., American Football Tight end
b. 1951., American Football Wide receiver
b. 1952., American Football Running back
b. 1945., Flautist
b. 1949., Coach
b. 1944., American Football Linebacker
b. 1947., American Football Defensive lineman


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