EX-N.C. STATE BASKETBALL STANDOUT DIES
KINSTON, N.C. — Charles Shackleford, a North Carolina State basketball star in the 1980s who spent six seasons in the NBA, was found dead in his home Friday. He was 50.
The cause of death wasn't determined and an investigation is under way, spokesman Woody Spencer of the Kinston Police Department said. He did not say what led authorities to the home.
The 6-foot-10 Mr. Shackleford averaged 13.7 points and 7.8 rebounds in three seasons at N.C. State. He earned first-team All-ACC honors in 1988 after leading the league in rebounding (9.6).
Mr. Shackleford was accused of point shaving following an ABC News report that alleged that a New Jersey businessman paid him and three teammates to shave points during the 1987-88 season. In 1990 he denied ever shaving points but acknowledged taking money from an agent.
An NCAA investigation led to the resignation of coach Jim Valvano.
Mr. Shackleford, a second-round pick by New Jersey in 1988, was mostly a backup in the NBA.
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