Charles Small is a redshirt junior walk-on who has played in 10 career games. A fan favorite, Small is one of the shortest NCAA Division I college basketball players at five-feet-seven inches tall.
Played in six games (Howard, Loyola, Md., St. Francis, Pa., Duquesne, Coppin State, at Notre Dame)...Scored first career point after converting 1-2 free throws in season opener vs. Howard, 11/20.
Earned varsity letter...Saw action in four contests on season...Played in four games (Penn State, Chicago State, St. John's and at Providence)...Played career-high two minutes vs. Chicago State, 12/17.
Redshirted 2002-03 and did not see any action...Walked-on to team.
A 2002 graduate of Martin Luther King High School in Detroit, Mich., where he lettered four seasons for Head Coach Benny White...Helped lead Martin Luther King to the city final where it finished as the runner-up...Averaged 12 points and seven assists per game as a senior point guard...Averaged eight points and six assists as a junior...Averaged eight points and six assists as a sophomore...Led squad to state semifinals as a sophomore...Team won city championship and advanced to state semifinals as a freshman...Lettered and averaged 6.0 points and 5.0 assists as a freshman...Played on AAU Team Detroit...Adidas ABCD Camp participant...National Honor Society student...Played in adidas AAU Big Time Camp in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Born Charles Lamar Small on January 5, 1984 in Detroit, Mich....Son of Charles D. Small and Terri Leonard...Has four brothers and two sisters including Ashley Small, Jalen Small, Joi Leonard, Joseph Leonard, Jordan Leonard and Joshua Leonard...Cousin Duwan O'Donald played football at Duke...Favorite subject in school is science...Favorite sports figure is Isiah Thomas...Plans to have a career in sports medicine...Best athlete ever competed against is LeBron James...Featured in Sports Illustrated on Campus in a contrast comparison story with the tallest player in NCAA Division I (Holy Cross' 7-foot-6-inch tall Neil Fingleton) and the shortest player, himself...Oakland Zoo's fan favorite...Majors in social work.