Charles Bronson

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Charles Bronson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Philadelphia, Pa.

High School:
Lutheran

Last College:
Redlands Community College

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 232

Position:
Forward/Center

Birthdate:
04/28/1983


2007-08...played in 16 games...hit 4-of-5 from the field en route to a career-high 11 points to go with three rebounds in just nine minutes against Virginia...had eight points and five rebounds in just seven minutes of action against Belmont...played six minutes against Oakland, grabbing a pair of rebounds...played six minutes in his XU debut against Southeast Missouri State, contributing four points and a rebound...played a career-high nine minutes against Coppin State and Virginia.

AT REDLANDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN EL RENO, OKLAHOMA (2006-07)...averaged 10.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists in his one season at Redlands CC, while shooting 70 percent from the field and 73 percent from the free throw line...earned honorable mention All-Region and All-Bi-State...helped lead his team to a 31-2 overall record and a spot in the Regional Finals where Redlands lost by two points in the championship game...Redlands assistant coach Tyler Brown commented: "His numbers would be much higher if teams didn't have two, three and sometimes four guys around him every time he touched the ball. He was the most dominant post player in our league. He is a phenomenal passer for his size."...actually signed with Xavier in the fall of 2005 but instead of coming to XU enrolled at Redlands CC for his sophomore year...basketball coach: Steve Eck.

ECK ON BRONSON: "Charles is first and foremost a good person who does what you ask him to do, which is one reason why he continues to get better. He's a good inside scorer with a nice shot around the basket. He's also a good passer. I think he has the potential to be a good shot blocker and has been working hard on the defensive end. He's the kind of player that comes to work every day and gets the job done, whatever you want him to do. He's not afraid of working hard."

AT PANOLA COLLEGE IN CARTHAGE, TEXAS (2005-06)...honorable mention All-Region XIV selection as a freshman...averaged 13.1 ppg. and 6.3 rpg. in his one season at Panola, while helping his team finish 23-8 and reach the 2006 Region XIV Quarterfinals...scored 22 points in the quarterfinal game against San Jacinto...basketball coach: Scott Monarch...was a student at East Carolina for the first semester of the 2004-05 school year but never played for ECU...transferred to Panola and began working with Monarch in January of 2005...arrived at Panola at 280 pounds, which was down from a high of 350 early in his prep career at Norristown High.

a high honorable mention high school All-American (Street & Smith's)...averaged 19 points and 11 rebounds as a senior at Philadelphia Lutheran High School in the 2003-04 season...led his team to a 29-5 overall record...participated in the Penn-Ohio Roundball All-Star Classic...attended the prestigious Nike Camp during the summer of 2003...rated among the "top 75" prep players by Hoop Scoop...basketball coach at Lutheran Christian Academy: Darryl Schofield...began his prep career at Norristown High School in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

PERSONAL...a liberal arts major...born on April 28, 1983 in Philadelphia, Pa...mother is Erica Benny.