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Dickie Hemric

Dickie Hemric
Personal information
Born (1933-08-29) August 29, 1933 (age 86)
Jonesville, North Carolina
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Jonesville
(Jonesville, North Carolina)
College Wake Forest (1951–1955)
NBA draft 1955 / Round: 2 / Pick: 10th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Pro career 1955–1957
Position Power forward
Number 20
Career history
19551957 Boston Celtics
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 863 (6.3 ppg)
Rebounds 703 (5.1 rpg)
Assists 102 (0.7 apg)
Stats at

Ned Dixon "Dickie" Hemric (born August 29, 1933) is a retired American collegiate and professional basketball player for Wake Forest University (1952–1955) and the NBA's Boston Celtics (19551957).

Hemric played the first two college years at Wake Forest when the school was a member of the Southern Conference. The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Male Athlete of the Year was created at the start of the 1954 season, and he played his last two seasons in the ACC, setting conference records for scoring and rebounding that were untouched for the first 50 years of the conference's existence. He was honored as the second recipient of the ACC Athlete of the Year in 1955. In 2002 Hemric was selected to the ACC 50th Anniversary men's basketball team, honoring the fifty greatest players in ACC history.

On February 25, 2006, Hemric's ACC scoring record of 2,587 points was broken by Duke University's J. J. Redick.[1] Hemric's ACC record of 1,802 career rebounds has never faced a serious challenge—his contemporary Ronnie Shavlik was third on the list with 1,567 rebounds from 1954 to 1956, and the closest person to challenge the record since then was current NBA power forward Tim Duncan, who pulled down 1,570 rebounds in his career at Wake Forest from 1994 to 1997 (although Hemric is still fifth all-time in Division I career rebounds[2]). He is now third all-time in ACC scoring, behind Redick and Tyler Hansbrough of the University of North Carolina.

For 55 years, Hemric held the NCAA record for free throws made in a career with 905, until being surpassed by North Carolina's Hansbrough on February 28, 2009.[3] Hemric still holds the Division I record for most free throw attempts (1,359) in a career.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Duke Blue Devils vs. Temple Owls - Recap - February 25, 2006 - ESPN
  2. ^ 2011-12 NCAA Men's Basketball Records - Division I, p.17 – All-Time Individual Leaders
  3. ^ Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. North Carolina Tar Heels - Recap - February 28, 2009 - ESPN
  4. ^ 2011-12 NCAA Men's Basketball Records - Division I, p.3 – Individual Records & p.16 – All-Time Individual Leaders