Born September 13, 1938 Charlie Hardnett played in the NBA mainly as a Forward/Centre during their playing career, season(s): 1963-1965. Charles "Charlie Red" Hardnett was an NBA player. The 6' 8" power-forward played for Carver High School Atlanta. He played college basketball for Grambling State University from 1959 to 1963. Hardnett earned All-America honors in 1962. He was also the NAIA Basketball Tournament MVP in 1961.