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|Born|| Charles Henry Cooper|
September 29, 1926
|Died|| February 5, 1984 (aged 57)|
|Listed height||6 ft 102 in (4.42 m)|
|Listed weight||250 lbs (113 kg)|
|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|
|1954–1956||Milwaukee / St. Louis Hawks|
|1956||Fort Wayne Pistons|
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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.