John Richter
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John Richter
John Richter
Personal information
Born(1937-03-12)March 12, 1937
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Diedc. March, 1983
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High schoolFrankford
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
CollegeNC State (1956-1959)
NBA draft1959 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career1959-1972
PositionPower forward
Number16
Career history
1959-1960Boston Celtics
1961-1971Sunbury Mercuries
1971-1972Scranton Apollos
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points285 (4.3 ppg)
Rebounds312 (4.7 rpg)
Assists27 (0.4 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

John Fritz Richter (March 12, 1937 - March, 1983) was an American basketball player. He attended Frankford High School in Philadelphia.

A 6'9" forward from North Carolina State University, Richter played one season (1959-60) in the NBA as a member of the Boston Celtics. He averaged 4.3 points per game and earned an NBA Championship ring when the Celtics defeated the St. Louis Hawks in the 1960 NBA Finals.

Following his NBA career, Richter moved to the Eastern Basketball Association playing for the Sunbury Mercuries in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. Richter possessed a formidable hook shot and was frequently one of the EBA's top rebounders.[]

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