Born July 21, 1942 Fred Hetzel played in the NBA mainly as a Forward/Centre during their playing career, season(s): 1966-1971. Fred B. Hetzel is an American former professional basketball player. He was an All-American college player for Davidson College. Hetzel was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1965 NBA draft by the San Francisco Warriors and played six seasons in the National Basketball Association.