Dickie Hemric  1972

Basketball player at Wake Forest, 1952–1955. Burly 6-ft.-6-in., 225-lb. player. Dominant inside. First-team all-SC, 1952, 1953. First-team all-ACC, 1954, 1955. SC Player of the Year, 1953. ACC Player of the Year, 1954, 1955. Third-team all-American, 1954; second-team all-American, 1955. Led SC in rebounding, 1953. Led ACC in rebounding, 1954, 1955. Led Wake Forest to its only SC championship in 1953. Finished career with 2,587 points and 1,802 rebounds. Made ACC-record 302 free throws, 1955. Pulled down 36 rebounds against Clemson in 1955. Leading scorer and rebounder in Wake Forest history. Played two seasons with Boston Celtics in NBA, averaging 6.3 points per game. Born 1933, Jonesville.