|No. 33, 22|
August 3, 1949 |
Poughkeepsie, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|College||St. Peter's College|
|NBA Draft||1971 / Round: 3 / Pick: 43rd overall|
|Selected by the Baltimore Bullets|
|League||NBA and ABA|
|1971–1973||Baltimore / Capital Bullets|
|1973–1974||New York Nets (ABA)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Rich Rinaldi (born August 3, 1949 in Poughkeepsie, New York) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected 43rd overall by the Baltimore Bullets in the 1971 NBA Draft. A 6'3" guard from St. Peter's College in Jersey City, N.J., Rinaldi played for the Bullets from 1971–1973 and the Capital Bullets-NY Nets (ABA) from 1973-1974. Rinaldi's most successful NBA season came in 1972-73, when he averaged 8.5 points and 2.1 rebounds in 33 games for the Bullets.
Rinaldi attended F.D. Roosevelt High School in Hyde Park, N.Y. and was an All-American player at St. Peter's, where he played from 1967-71. As a senior at St. Peter's in 1970-71, Rinaldi averaged 28.6 points per game, which was the nation's 6th highest scoring average that season. He ended his professional career in Europe, playing in Italy and Switzerland from 1976-1982.
Rich currently serves as a career counselor for the NBPA/NBA Career Development Program, where he has worked since 2000. The program assists current NBA players who are interested in preparing for life after basketball.
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