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Feb 26 Charles Oakley

Charles Oakley, played four years for Virginia Union University. His senior year, 1985, he led the team to a CIAA Championship and was named Co-MVP of the tournament and Co-Player of the year. In the CIAA he was named all-conference for all four years, has a career total of points 2,379 (1981-85), and ranks 11th in the CIAA for scoring. In 1985 he was the NCAA rebounding leader averaging 17.3 rebounds in 31 games for a total of 535. The Cleveland Cavaliers drafted him in 1985. Oakley, a former power forward, was a member of the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets. He consistently ranked as one of the best rebounders in the NBA.

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CIAA Black History Fact: Charles Oakley was originally published on foxync.com

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