Charles Shackleford (April 22, 1966 – January 27, 2017) has passed away. Shackleford played collegiate basketball at North Carolina State University. He was selected to the All-ACC team in 1988 after leading the conference in rebounding. He declared early for the 1988 NBA Draft and was selected by the New Jersey Nets in the second round. He went on to play six seasons in the NBA and multiple seasons in Europe. During his playing career overseas, he led Phonola Caserta to a championship and led three European basketball leagues in rebounding. After playing professional basketball for ten years, he retired in 2000 with a career average of 5.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in the NBA.
About the National Basketball Retired Players Association
The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is comprised of former professional basketball players from the NBA, ABA, WNBA and Harlem Globetrotters. It is a 501(c) 3 organization with a mission to develop, implement and advocate a wide array of programs to benefit its members, supporters and the community. The NBRPA was founded in 1992 by basketball legends Dave DeBusschere, Dave Bing, Archie Clark, Dave Cowens and Oscar Robertson. The NBRPA works in direct partnerships with the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. Arnie D. Fielkow is the President and CEO, and the NBRPA Board of Directors includes Chairman of the Board Thurl Bailey, Vice Chairman Dwight Davis, Treasurer Eldridge Recasner, Secretary Nancy Lieberman, Rick Barry, James Donaldson, Mike Glenn, Spencer Haywood, LaRue Martin Jr., David Naves, Johnny Newman and Casey Shaw.