Chuck Darling

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Chuck Darling

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Player information
Full name Charles Frick Darling
Birthday 20. March 1930
Birthplace Denison, United States
Date of death 6. April 2021
Place of death Littleton, United States
Size 2,03 m
Position Center
College University of Iowa
NBA Draft 1952, 8th pick,
Rochester Seagrams and Royals
Shirt number 27
Active clubs
1953–1957 United StatesVereinigte Staaten Phillips 66ers
National team
United StatesVereinigte Staaten United States
Medal table
Olympics 1 × Gold 0 × Silber 0 × Bronze
Olympische Ringe Olympics
Gold 1956 Melbourne

Charles Frick “Chuck” Darling (born March 20, 1930 in Denison, Iowa; † April 6, 2021 in Littleton, Colorado) was an American basketball player.


Chuck Darling played during his high school years in Helena and in Denver at South High School. From 1949 to 1952 he played for the college’s sports team, the Iowa Hawkeyes, while attending the University of Iowa. In 1952, he was drafted by the Rochester Seagrams and Royals, but no commitment was made. Darling transferred to the Phillips 66ers. At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne he won the gold medal with the national team of the United States.

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