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Charles O'Bannon Jr.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Participated in the 2016 USA U17 World Championship Team training camp.
  • Named as one of 17 finalists for the 2015 USA U16 National Team on May 30, 2015.
  • Named to the 2015-16 USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team on April 23, 2015.

High School Notes

  • USA Today All-Nevada second team (2016).
  • MaxPreps Junior All-American honorable mention (2016).
  • All-state (2015).
  • All-conference (2015).

High School Notes

  • Attends Bishop Gorman High School (Nev.), where he averaged a team-high 21.4 ppg. in leading his team to a 25-7 record and the the 2016 Nevada Division I state championship.
  • As a sophomore in 2014-15, he helped lead his team to the Nevada Division I state championship; averaged 8.5 ppg., 3.5 rpg., 2.4 apg. and 1.5 spg.
  • Competed on the junior varsity team as a freshman in 2013-14 and averaged 24.3 ppg., 8.5 rpg., 4.0 apg. and 2.5 spg.

Personal Notes

  • Son of Charles and Valencia O’Bannon.
  • Grandfather, Laroy Driscoll Sr. served in the U.S. Navy.
  • Father won a gold medal playing for USA Basketball at the 1995 World University Games in Fukuoka, Japan, and a silver medal as a member of the 1993 U.S. Olympic Festival West Team.
  • Uncle, Ed O’Bannon, captured gold in Buffalo, New York, as a member of the 1993 USA World University Games Team; and won gold on the 1990 USA U18 National Team that won the first FIBA Americas U18 Championship to qualify the U.S. for the 1991 FIBA U19 World Championship.
  • Uncle, Turhon O’Bannon, played in the NFL.

Inside Scoop

  • Started playing basketball when he was 5.
  • Favorite USA National Team athlete: Kobe Bryant.
  • Plans on majoring in: marine biology.
  • Favorite Twitter account: @Blackpeoplevine.
  • Favorite superhero: Iron Man.
  • Top five movies of all time: All About the Benjamins, Iron Man 1-3 and Spider-Man 2.
  • Favorite non-sports website:
  • Favorite sports website:
  • Must-have pregame meal or snack: fruit snacks.
  • Favorite app: Trivia Crack.
  • Favorite sport other than basketball: football.
  • Favorite class: science.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Kobe Bryant.
  • Favorite basketball team: Los Angeles Lakers.
  • Favorite Olympian: Usain Bolt.
  • Best player ever faced: Ben Simmons.
  • Last book read for pleasure: Peak.
  • Would compare his game to: Paul Pierce.
  • Wears No. 5 because: it is his favorite number.
  • Away from the court, enjoys: playing with remote-controlled devices.
  • Most people don’t know: he was forced to play basketball.
  • Has traveled outside the United States to: the Caribbean, Italy, Japan, Mexico and Poland.
  • Instagram: @chuckbreezy_5
  • Twitter: @mrobannon5

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