Shelby County High School
A body that looked like it was chiseled out of granite, at 6’6” and 215 pounds, Charles’ physical stature was part of his success. He was a natural with a lot of talent, but his focus was always on the “team”. Leading the Shelby County Rockets to the 1978 state title, he will always be remembered for his late game heroics by making a last second shot in the championship game. What a great time for Charles as he had 82 points and 30 rebounds for the week of tournament play! He was named 1st team All-State in 1978 and 1979 and was selected to the All-State Tournament Team in 1978. Charles went on to a successful playing career at the University of Kentucky.