Chuck Nevitt

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Chuck Nevitt
Personal information
Born (1959-06-13) June 13, 1959 (age 60)
Cortez, Colorado
NationalityAmerican
Listed height7 ft 5 in (2.26 m)
Listed weight217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolSprayberry (Marietta, Georgia)
CollegeNC State (1978–1982)
NBA draft1982 / Round: 3 / Pick: 63rd overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Playing career1983–1994
PositionCenter
Number52, 43, 42, 25
Career history
1982Houston Rockets
19841985Los Angeles Lakers
19851988Detroit Pistons
19881989Houston Rockets
1991Miami Tropics
1991Chicago Bulls
1992–1993Capital Region Pontiacs
1993San Antonio Spurs
1993–1994Hartford Hellcats
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Charles Goodrich Nevitt (born June 13, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player, known primarily for his great height. At 7 ft 5 in (2.26 m), he played the center position throughout his nine-year career (1983, 1985–1990, 1992, 1993) in the NBA, and remains one of the tallest players ever in NBA history. During his career, Nevitt played with the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, Fulgor Libertas Forlì (Italy), and San Antonio Spurs.

Early life[edit]

Nevitt attended Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia, and played college basketball at North Carolina State University. In college, he played 90 games over four seasons, averaging 3.0 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.[1]

NBA career[edit]

He was selected in the third round of the 1982 NBA draft by the Houston Rockets, subsequently playing 15 games with the Los Angeles Lakers over 2 seasons.

After leaving the Lakers for the Pistons, Nevitt was on the roster of the Chuck Daly-coached team that lost to the Lakers in seven games in the 1988 NBA Finals.

After a return to the Rockets, he also appeared for the Michael Jordan-led Bulls (during a 1991–92 10-day contract), and played one game with the Spurs – the 1993-94 season opener – on November 5, in which he made 3-of-6 free throws in less than a minute against the Golden State Warriors. He was released shortly thereafter, never to reappear in an NBA game.

Although he playing in nine different seasons, Nevitt appeared in 155 games. He played a total of 826 minutes (5.3 minutes per game), which equates to fewer than 18 complete NBA games.

Nevitt played in 16 playoff games across five postseasons: seven each with the Lakers and Pistons, and two with the Rockets. Nevitt was a member of the 1985 Lakers' championship roster, and is the tallest NBA player to ever win an NBA Championship.

Post-NBA and personal life[edit]

Nevitt is married to Sondra Childers and has a sister, Lynne, who is also a basketball player. During free time, Chuck likes to bicycle and fly stunt kites.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes seasons in which Nevitt won an NBA Championship

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1982–83 Houston 6 0 10.7 .733 .250 2.8 .0 .2 2.0 3.8
1984–85 L.A. Lakers 11 0 5.4 .294 .250 1.8 .3 .0 1.4 1.1
1985–86 L.A. Lakers 4 0 6.3 .273 .667 1.8 .5 .5 .5 2.5
1985–86 Detroit 25 0 4.0 .375 .750 1.0 .2 .1 .7 1.6
1986–87 Detroit 41 0 6.5 .492 .583 2.0 .1 .2 .7 1.9
1987–88 Detroit 17 0 3.7 .333 .500 1.1 .0 .1 .3 1.0
1988–89 Houston 43 0 5.3 .435 .688 1.5 .1 .1 .7 1.5
1989–90 Houston 3 0 3.0 1.000 1.0 .3 .0 .3 1.3
1991–92 Chicago 4 0 2.3 .333 .3 .3 .0 .0 .5
1993–94 San Antonio 1 0 1.0 .500 1.0 .0 .0 .0 3.0
Career 155 0 5.3 .438 .589 1.5 .1 .1 .7 1.6

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1985 L.A. Lakers 7 0 5.3 .333 .500 .9 .1 .6 .9 1.4
1986 Detroit 1 0 1.0 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
1987 Detroit 3 0 3.3 .200 1.000 2.0 .0 .0 1.0 1.3
1988 Detroit 3 0 1.3 .500 1.0 .0 .0 .0 .7
1989 Houston 2 0 1.5 .5 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 16 0 3.4 .313 .600 1.0 .1 .3 .6 1.0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Steve Wulf (November 7, 1994). "A Truly Tall Tale". Sports Illustrated.

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