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Chuck Cooper
Chuck Cooper
Personal information
Born Charles Henry Cooper
September 29, 1926
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Died February 5, 1984 (aged 57)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Physical stats
Listed height 6 ft 102 in (4.42 m)
Listed weight 250 lbs (113 kg)
Career information
High school Westinghouse (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
NBA Draft 1950 / Round: 2 / Pick: 14th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career 1950–1956 (6 years)
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Career history
As player:
1950–1954 Boston Celtics
1954–1956 Milwaukee / St. Louis Hawks
1956 Fort Wayne Pistons
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics

Points 2,725 (6.7 ppg)
Rebounds 2,431 (5.9 rpg)
Assists 734 (1.8 apg)


Charles Henry "Chuck" Cooper (September 29, 1926 – February 5, 1984) was an American professional basketball player. He and two others, Nathaniel Clifton and Earl Lloyd, became the first African American player in the NBA in 1950. Cooper was also the first African-American to be drafted by an NBA team, as the second pick of the second round by the Boston Celtics.

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