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Charlie Alexander Villanueva was born on August 24th, 1984 in New York, United States of America, born from Dominican immigrants Villanueva also holds the Dominican citizenship.
Villanueva is 6 ft 11 in.
He was drafted at the age of 20 as the seventh overallpick in the 2005 NBA Draft for the Toronto Raptors.
His position is power forward currently for the Detroit Pistons.
Villanueva represented the United States of America at youth levels, but by 2009 he wanted to play for the Dominican Republic national team and under FIBA rules he asked USA Basketball to release him so he could switch his sports nationality.