Kenny Charles Inducted in 2011

Player Inducted in 2011
Kenny Charles Kenny Charles, Inducted into the NYC Hall of Fame in 2011
Photo credit: (Fordham University)
Kenny Charles began his basketball career at Brooklyn Preparatory High School and arrived at Fordham University in 1969. Charles began record-breaking at Fordham as a sophomore in 1970-71, the team compiled a 26-3 record and was ranked as high as seventh in the nation. A two-time team captain, Charles set the school record for most points in a season as a senior with 679 in 1972-73.

In 1973, Charles was selected in the second round of the NBA draft. He played for three years in Buffalo under the tutelage of Hall of Fame coach Jack Ramsay and then played another three seasons for the Atlanta Hawks, coached by legendary Hubie Brown. An outstanding leaper, Charles led all NBA guards in blocked shots in the 1975-76 season. Charles was the head coach of the Brooklyn Kings of the United States Basketball League (USBL) from (1999-2007). He earned USBL Coach of The Year honors in 2005 when the King recorded the USBL's best record, going 21-9 during the regular season, and winning their second Eastern Division title in as many years. After his playing and coaching career ended, he became an NBA analyst for ESPN.