Syracuse Nationals Regular Season Rosters

1951-1952 Syracuse Nationals Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Gerry Calabrese SG 6-1 175 1 St. John's 1950 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
Al Cervi PG 5-11 170 2 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Bill Gabor SG 5-11 170 2 Syracuse 1948 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
Noble Jorgensen FC 6-9 228 3 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
George King G 6-0 175 0 Charleston 1950 Rnd 8 Pick 6 United States
Wally Osterkorn FC 6-5 215 0 Illinois 1950 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
George Ratkovicz FC 6-6 220 2 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Red Rocha FC 6-9 185 4 Oregon State 1947 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Don Savage SF 6-3 205 0 Le Moyne 1951 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Dolph Schayes FC 6-7 195 2 NYU 1948 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Paul Seymour GF 6-1 180 3 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1951-1952 Syracuse Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters G. King P. Seymour W. Osterkorn D. Schayes R. Rocha
Rotation A. Cervi B. Gabor   N. Jorgensen  
Rotation   G. Calabrese   G. Ratkovicz  
Lim PT     D. Savage    

1951-1952 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Syracuse Nationals40-26-
2Boston Celtics39-271
3New York Knicks37-293
4San Francisco Warriors33-337
5Baltimore Bullets (BAA)20-4620

1951-1952 Syracuse Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Dolph Schayes All-NBA First Team (1952)
Dolph Schayes Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1952)
Red Rocha Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1952)

1951-1952 Syracuse Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Dolph Schayes 63 31.8 13.8 12.3 2.9
Red Rocha 66 38.5 12.9 8.3 1.9
George King 66 28.6 10.0 4.2 3.7
Paul Seymour 66 33.5 9.1 3.4 3.3
Noble Jorgensen 66 20.0 8.0 4.4 1.0
George Ratkovicz 66 20.5 7.5 5.0 1.4
Wally Osterkorn 66 26.1 7.4 6.7 1.8
Bill Gabor 57 19.0 8.6 1.6 1.5
Al Cervi 55 15.5 7.6 1.6 2.7
Gerry Calabrese 58 16.2 5.0 1.4 1.4
Don Savage 12 9.8 3.0 2.0 1.0

1951-1952 Syracuse Nationals Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Gerry Calabrese was selected as the #12 pick in the Second Round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. Gerry Calabrese signed a multi-year contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1950.

Al Cervi with the on September 1, 1949.

George King was selected as the #6 pick in the 8 Round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Chicago Stags. George King signed a multi-year contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1951.

Wally Osterkorn was selected as the #6 pick in the Second Round of the 1950 NBA Draft by the Chicago Stags. Wally Osterkorn signed a multi-year contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1951.

Don Savage was selected as the #5 pick in the Second Round of the 1951 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. Don Savage signed a contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1951.

Dolph Schayes was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1948 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. Dolph Schayes signed a multi-year contract with the Syracuse Nationals on August 3, 1949.

Acquired via Trade

Noble Jorgensen was acquired in a trade by the Syracuse Nationals from the Tri-Cities Blackhawks on December 14, 1950.

Red Rocha was acquired in a trade by the Syracuse Nationals from the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on July 14, 1951.

Acquired via Free Agency

Bill Gabor signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1949.

George Ratkovicz as a free agent with the on September 1, 1949. George Ratkovicz signed a multi-year contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1949.

Paul Seymour signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1949.