Charley Hyatt

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Charley Hyatt
Personal information
Born (1908-02-28)February 28, 1908
Died May 8, 1978(1978-05-08) (aged 70)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Career information
High school Uniontown (Uniontown, Pennsylvania)
College Pittsburgh (1927–1930)
Position Guard
Career highlights and awards
Basketball Hall of Fame as player
College Basketball Hall of Fame
Inducted in 2006

Charles D. Hyatt (February 28, 1908 – May 8, 1978) was a collegiate basketball player in the late 1920s.

The Syracuse, New York native played three seasons at University of Pittsburgh under coach Clifford Carlson (1927–30). An exceptional shooter, Hyatt scored then-outstanding 880 points throughout his college career, he was named an All-American three consecutive times, and additionally Helms Foundation Player of the Year in 1930, when he led the nation in scoring with 12.6 ppg.

After his college career, Hyatt played AAU basketball, and later coached in the Professional Basketball League of America. Hyatt was inducted into the Helms Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in its inaugural class in 1959, and the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame in its inaugural class of 2006.