A hustling defensive guard, Dick Farley played a major role in Indiana University winning the 1953 NCAA Championship. The 6-ft, 3 inch, 190-pounder hounded opponents and 'seem to make sure they didn't shoot.'
Drafted by the Syracuse Nationals of the NBA, Dick Farley played two solid seasons there, before being traded to Detroit where he played one year. During his rookie season, 1954-55, his gutsy defensive work helped Syracuse win their first and only NBA Championship.
As a fact, Dick Farley helped those teams make the playoffs in all three years. In the playoffs he scored 150 points in 22 games., averaging 6.8 points per game plus 2.3 assists per game.