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Charles D. "Chuck" Hyatt

Enshrined 1959
Syracuse, NY
February 28, 1908 - May 8, 1978

Biography

One of basketball's original sharpshooters, Chuck Hyatt earned All-America honors a total of nine times throughout his college and AAU career. Under Hall of Fame coach Henry Clifford Carlson, Hyatt scored an exceptional 880 points in three years playing at the University of Pittsburgh. The two-time collegiate All-America led the Panthers to the 1928 and 1930 national championships. In the 1930 championship game, Hyatt scored 27 points against Hall of Famer John "Cat" Thompson and Montana State, including a last second basket in a 37-36 Pittsburgh victory. In 1930 he led the nation in scoring with a 12.6 per game average. Named the Helms Foundation Player of the Year in 1930, Hyatt enjoyed a productive Amateur Athletic Union career with the Diamond Oilers, Universal Pictures, and the Phillips 66ers, earning seven more All-America honors.

Career Highlights

All-America status at National High School Tournament in Chicago (1926) founded by Amos Alonzo Stagg
National championship at Pittsburgh, 1928, 1930
# College All-America, 1929, 1930
Helms Foundation Player of the Year, 1930