Name Dick Nemelka
College BYU (1963–1966)
Weight 79 kg
|Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)|
Height 1.83 m
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Role Basketball Player
Positions Basketball positions
|Born October 1, 1943 (age 72) (1943-10-01) |
High school West (Salt Lake City, Utah)
NBA draft 1966 / Round: 5 / Pick: 44th overall
Education Brigham Young University
Richard S. "Dick" Nemelka (born October 1, 1943) is a retired American professional basketball player for the American Basketball Association (ABA).
- High school
- Freshman season
- Sophomore season
- Junior season
- Senior season
- Professional career
- Post Playing career
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.
Nemelka played in thirteen games for the BYU Cougars freshman team, averaging 16.2 points per game.
Nemelka started every game for BYU his sophomore season, averaging 10.8 points per game.
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.
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.
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.
Following his professional basketball career, Nemelka worked as an attorney in Utah. 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.