An ACC legend has passed away.
Dickie Hemric, a former Wake Forest star, died on Thursday at the age of 83.
Hemric, despite finishing his collegiate career over 60 years ago, remains the leading scorer and rebounder in Wake Forest history.
The school released a statement about Hemric’s passing.
Wake Forest basketball legend Dickie Hemric, the school’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder, has died at the age of 83. Hemric passed away Thursday, August 3 in Arkon, Ohio.
Wake basketball posted the following tribute to its former star.
Today, we lost one of the greatest Demon Deacons, our all-time leading scorer & rebounder Dickie Hemric.
— Wake Basketball (@WakeMBB) August 3, 2017
Hemric still ranks among the rebounding greats in the NCAA, where he stands at No. 5 overall despite playing over 60 years ago.
After his collegiate career came to a close, Hemric was drafted by the Boston Celtics where he won a championship.