Aside from starring in some truly bizarre/terrifying Bucks commercials (more on that in the coming days), Charlie Villanueva also played for Milwaukee for three promise-filled seasons in his early career.
Charlie V was drafted by the Raptors as the seventh overall pick of the 2005 NBA Draft and was traded to the Bucks in the following season in exchange for T.J. Ford. With injury having already taken the wind out of Ford’s sails as a Buck, picking up Villanueva gave the Bucks another new young hope.
Villanueva was never destined for superstardom, but he did show steady development during his time in Milwaukee. The former UConn Husky became a steady scorer and rebounder before ultimately leaving for Detroit as a free agent.
In a three year spell as a Buck, Villanueva averaged 13.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 193 games, as well as averaging 44.7 percent from the field and 32.7 percent from three-point range.