Charlie Sitton

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Charlie Sitton
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Position: Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 217
Nationality: American
Born: 7/3/62
Birthplace: McMinnville, Oregon
Draft: 1984 (2nd Rd.)
Drafted By: Dallas
College: Oregon State ('84)
NBA Career: 1984-1985
Mavs Tenure: 1984-1985

Charlie Sitton (born July 3, 1962 in McMinnville, Oregon) was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 1984 NBA draft.

Sitton attended Oregon State University and was a two-time All-American and three-time All PAC-10 player. He led the Beavers to three NCAA and one NIT tournament appearance during his four years, the most famous of which was a last-second loss in the 1981 NCAA's to Kansas State on a game-winning shot by Rolando Blackman.

During his time at OSU, Sitton was awarded with the school's Ed Lewis Award in 1982 given for team leadership and their Paul Valenti Award in 1983 and 1984 given for the team's greatest desire and determination. He was also named three times to the All-Far West Classic teams and was the 1982 tournament MVP.

In a 1983 story in Sports Illustrated, the magazine described Sitton as "hard-nosed enough to play the pivot, but savvy enough to move to the point", and he played both positions during his time with the Beavers. He was named team MVP in 1983 and was runner-up as PAC-10 MVP that same year. Sitton left Oregon State as the school's third leading scorer of all-time with 1,561 points.

He joined Michael Jordan, John Paxson, along with future Dallas Maverick Howard Carter on the USA FIBA 50th Anniversary tournament team which played in Switzerland, Hungary and Yugoslavia in June of 1982.

Sitton was drafted by the Mavs in the second round of the '84 draft and appeared in 43 games in the 1984-1985 season. His season-highs included eight points against Portland on January 8, 1985 and 23 minutes against Utah on November 12, 1984. That one season represented the entirety of Sitton's NBA career and he finished with averages of 2.1 points per game and 1.4 rebounds per game.

He went on to play in Europe for teams in Italy, France and Belgium.

A member of both the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and the OSU Athletic Hall of Fame, Sitton lives in the Portland, Oregon area and has recently purchased the Lakefront Grill in Tualatin, Oregon.