NBA: 11 Years - NCAA: Connecticut - 6'11" - 232 LBS - 08/24/84 - Queens, NY - Dominican Republic

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Charlie suffers from an autoimmune skin condition called Alopecia Areata, which affects over 5 million North Americans. Alopecia results in hair loss on the scalp and elsewhere on the body, but the disease is not otherwise life-threatening or harmful, nor contagious. He remains a Spokesperson for the National Alopecia Areata Foundation (NAAF) to help others growing up with the same condition.

Charlie Villanueva is a first-generation Hispanic American, son of Dominican immigrants, Roberto Villanueva and Dora Mejia, born August 24, 1984 and raised in Queens, NY. Villanueva an NBA player who signed a 5-year contract with the Detroit Pistons, back in July 2009, was drafted at the age of 20, 7th overall ( lottery selection ) in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors. Charlie Villanueva, best known as – CHARLIE V –

“Charlie is one of the more talented young men I have ever had the opportunity to coach. He leaves here with three championship rings. He is a terrific kid, a special young man. He has great talent, great character, and he wants to be good.”
Jim Calhoun – Hall of Fame, University of Connecticut Head Coach

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I just go out there and play hard, people may doubt me, but I always BELIEVE in myself. 

Charlie Villanueva – Madison Square Garden, NYC ( June 2005 )
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CHARLIE VILLANUEVA TRENDING STORIES

How players are controlling their own media and what it means for the NBA

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During an otherwise inconsequential regular season game in March 2009, then-Milwaukee Bucks forward Charlie Villanueva did something unusual. He posted the following tweet from the locker room at halftime. https://twitter.com/CVBelieve/status/1332313161 The ensuing media coverage of this apparent indiscretion is pure comedy when you read it now, through the lens of

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Kobe’s 81-point extravaganza saved one of the NBA’s most boring games

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If not for an incredible second-half performance from Kobe Bryant, the historic “81-point game” would’ve been nothing more than one of the most boring Lakers’ games of the 2005-06 season. The Toronto Raptors (14-26), who traveled to Los Angeles to face the Lakers (21-19), weren’t a very good team. In

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Kobe 81

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Let me tell you about the time I went off for 13 against the Lakers. People ask me about it a lot, but it’s hard to put into words. It was just … I don’t know, man. It was just one of those nights. Six-of-10 from the field — so

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Career Single Game High AST 

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Career Single Game High 3PTM

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A proponent of social networking and communicating with his fans, Charlie Villanueva was one of the first professional athletes to embrace Twitter @CVBelieve, which drew wide recognizable interest by the NBA League. His honesty and humbling personality has made him a must follow on all social media platforms. Follow Charlie!
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The Foundation

The Charlie Villanueva Foundation (CVF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, established in the United States, with three main areas of focus: supporting programs that help eliminate bullying, assisting families affected by Alopecia Areata, as well as assisting families in the poverty-stricken Dominican Republic. The Foundation intends to create outlets of self-expression and growth through education, literacy, health, recreational activities and sports with an emphasis on youth.

Charlie’s Angels on the Road

Special Meet & Greet: While on road playing against the opposing city, Charlie meets with young children and their parents afflicted with Alopecia Areata throughout the season. 

Charlie’s Angels A+B+C Reward

Home season game ticket reward program that encourages children of local youth organizations, such as the Latino Community Center, to earn good grades with good behavior in school. 

Feed The Children Food Drop

Partnered with Feed The Children to provide 400 needy families in New York City with boxes of food and personal care items by means of a 18-wheeler truck.

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