Dick Nemelka

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Dick Nemelka
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Personal information
Born (1943-10-01) October 1, 1943 (age 72)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school West (Salt Lake City, Utah)
College BYU (1963–1966)
NBA draft 1966 / Round: 5 / Pick: 44th overall
Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
Position Guard
Number 11
Career history
1970–1971 Utah Stars
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Richard S. "Dick" Nemelka (born October 1, 1943) is a retired American professional basketball player for the American Basketball Association (ABA).

High school[edit]

Nemelka played basketball at Utah's West High School where he was an all-state selection. He also played shortstop on the varsity baseball team.[1]

College basketball career[edit]

Freshman season[edit]

Nemelka played in thirteen games for the BYU Cougars freshman team, averaging 16.2 points per game.[1]

Sophomore season[edit]

Nemelka started every game for BYU his sophomore season, averaging 10.8 points per game.[1]

Junior season[edit]

In his junior season at BYU, Nemelka averaged 15.4 points per game as BYU finished 21-7 and won the Western Athletic Conference championship. He was also named to the All-WAC second team and was an Academic All-WAC selection.[1]

Senior season[edit]

As a junior at BYU, Nemelka averaged 24.0 points per game as BYU won the 1966 NIT. Nemelka was named as a first team All-American by the USBWA and a third team All-American by the NABC. He was also named to the All-WAC first-team and to the Academic All-Wac team.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Nemelka was drafted with the fourth pick in the fifth round of the 1966 NBA draft by the St. Louis Hawks (now based in Atlanta). However, he never played in the NBA. Nemelka played one season in the ABA for the Utah Stars, and averaged 5.5 points, 1.5 assists, and 1.5 rebounds per game. He played in nine playoff games for the Stars in the 1971 ABA playoffs, on the way to the Stars winning the 1971 ABA championship.[2]

Post-Playing career[edit]

Following his professional basketball career, Nemelka became an attorney in Utah.[3] On May 13, 2008 the Chair of the Ethics and Discipline Committee of the Utah Supreme Court entered a public reprimand against Nemelka for the violation of three rules.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Dick Nemelka Athletic Profile". byucougars.com. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Dick Nemelka NBA & ABA statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Facer, Dirk. "That championship season". deseretnews.com. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Attorney Discipline (Utah Bar Journal)". utahbar.org. Retrieved 20 July 2012.