John Fritz Richter (born March 12, 1937) is a retired American Basketball player.
A 6'9" Forward (basketball) from North Carolina State University, Richter played one season (1959-60) in the National Basketball Association 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 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 EBAs top rebounders. Over the course of his EBA career, Richter scored 4,813 points placing him 27th over all in the EBA's (later the Continental Basketball Association) all time scorers.
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