Born December 14, 1923 Jim Riffey played in the NBA mainly as a Forward during their playing career, season(s): 1951-1951. James R. Riffey was an American professional basketball player. Riffey was selected in the second round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Fort Wayne Pistons after a collegiate career at Tulane. He played for the Pistons in 35 total games in 1950–51. He died in January 2018 at the age of 94.