Born August 9, 1931 Dick Knostman played in the NBA mainly as a Centre during their playing career, season(s): 1954-1954. Richard W. Knostman is an American former professional basketball player. He attended Wamego High School in Wamego, Kansas. A 6' 6" center, Knostman played at Kansas State University. He was a third-team All-American in 1951-52 and a second team All-American in 1952-53.