|Born||January 21, 1939|
|Died||April 17, 1979 40)(aged|
|Listed height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Flat Gap (Flat Gap, Kentucky)|
|College||Western Kentucky (1958–1961)|
|NBA draft||1961 / Round: 3 / Pick: 28th overall|
|Selected by the Syracuse Nationals|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Charles H. "Chuck" Osborne (January 21, 1939 – April 17, 1979) was an American professional basketball player.He played college basketball for Western Kentucky University and played in the National Basketball Association for the Syracuse Nationals. In four career NBA games, he averaged 1.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 0.3 assists.
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Charles Osborne may refer to:
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