John Richter

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John Richter
Personal information
Born (1937-03-12)March 12, 1937
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died c. March, 1983
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school Frankford (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College NC State (1956–1959)
NBA draft 1959 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the Boston Celtics
Playing career 1959–1972
Position Power forward
Number 16
Career history
1959–1960 Boston Celtics
1961–1971 Sunbury Mercuries
1971–1972 Scranton Apollos
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 285 (4.3 ppg)
Rebounds 312 (4.7 rpg)
Assists 27 (0.4 apg)
Stats at

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.[citation needed]

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