Dickie Wells’ impact on American University men’s basketball is still apparent when looking through the record books. He is second all-time at American with 1,184 career rebounds and sixth and eighth with 433 and 412 rebounds in a single season, respectively. He also ranks third with 16 free throws made in a single game at Towson. Wells was the first Eagle to receive All-America honors when he was named Little College All-America Honorable Mention in 1958. He was also named an NCAA College Division Honorable Mention in 1960. Wells was the first African-American player at American and the Mason-Dixon Conference.