A former NBA basketball player from the East facing drug charges has now posted bond to get out of jail.
44-year-old Charles Shackleford was arrested in Kinston in July after police say he sold drugs to an undercover deputy.
Shackleford posted bond on Friday in the amount of $10,000.
Shackleford spent more than two weeks behind bars while unable to post the bond initially set. He has a court-appointed attorney to face the charges against him. His next court appearance for the drug charges is October 28.
Shackleford played collegiate basketball at North Carolina State University for 3 seasons (1985/86-1987/88). He was selected by the New Jersey Nets in the 2nd round (32nd overall pick) of the 1988 NBA Draft. He played in six NBA seasons as a forward-center for the Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Minnesota Timberwolves and Charlotte Hornets.
Shackleford's best year as a pro came during the 1989-1990 NBA season when he averaged 8.2 points per game in 70 games for the Nets. His best NBA game was a career high 26 Rebounds to go with a career high 23 Points at Milwaukee on 20 Feb 1990.