Dick Garmaker

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Dick Garmaker
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Personal information
Born (1932-10-29) October 29, 1932 (age 84)
Hibbing, Minnesota
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school Hibbing (Hibbing, Minnesota)
NBA draft 1955 / Pick: Territorial
Selected by the Minneapolis Lakers
Playing career 1955–1961
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Number 16, 18, 17
Career history
19551960 Minneapolis Lakers
19601961 New York Knicks
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 5,597 (13.3 ppg)
Rebounds 1,748 (4.2 rpg)
Assists 1,114 (2.6 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Richard Eugene Garmaker (born October 29, 1932) is an American retired basketball player who played professionally in the NBA from 1955 to 1961.

Garmaker was a 6'3" guard/forward from the University of Minnesota. He was a 1955 consensus All-America for the Golden Gophers, along with Sihugo Green (Duquesne), Tom Gola (LaSalle), Bill Russell (San Francisco) and Dick Ricketts (Duquesne). He was drafted by the NBA's Minneapolis Lakers twice (in 1954 and again in 1955) and joined the team for the 1955–56 NBA season. In his four-and-a-half seasons with the Lakers, Garmaker appeared as an NBA All-Star four times. He had his finest season in 1956–57, in which he ranked tenth in the league in points per game (16.3) and earned a spot on the All-NBA second team. In 1960, he was traded to the New York Knicks for Ray Felix and a draft pick, and he retired with the Knicks in 1961, having scored 5,597 career points.

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