Syracuse Nationals Regular Season Rosters

1954-1955 Syracuse Nationals Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Dick Farley GF 6-4 190 0 Indiana 1954 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
Bill Gabor SG 5-11 170 5 Syracuse 1948 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
Billy Kenville G 6-2 187 1 St. Bonaventure 1953 Rnd 3 Pick 7 United States
Red Kerr FC 6-9 230 0 Illinois 1954 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
George King G 6-0 175 3 University of Charleston 1950 Rnd 8 Pick 6 United States
Earl Lloyd F 6-5 225 3 West Virginia State 1950 Rnd 9 Pick 5 United States
Jackie Moore F 6-5 190 0 La Salle 1954 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Wally Osterkorn FC 6-5 215 3 Illinois 1950 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
Red Rocha FC 6-9 185 6 Oregon State 1947 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Dolph Schayes FC 6-7 195 5 NYU 1948 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Paul Seymour GF 6-1 180 6 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Connie Simmons F 6-8 222 8 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Jim Tucker C 6-8 185 0 Duquesne 1954 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States

1954-1955 Syracuse Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters G. King P. Seymour D. Schayes R. Rocha R. Kerr
Rotation   B. Kenville E. Lloyd W. Osterkorn J. Tucker
Rotation     D. Farley    
Lim PT   B. Gabor C. Simmons    

1954-1955 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Syracuse Nationals43-29-
2New York Knicks38-345
3Boston Celtics36-367
4San Francisco Warriors33-3910

1954-1955 Syracuse Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Dolph Schayes All-NBA First Team (1955)
Paul Seymour All-NBA Second Team (1955)
Dolph Schayes Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1955)
Paul Seymour Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1955)

1954-1955 Syracuse Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Dolph Schayes 72 35.1 18.5 12.3 3.0
Paul Seymour 72 41.0 14.6 4.3 6.7
Red Rocha 72 34.3 11.3 6.8 2.5
Red Kerr 72 21.2 10.5 6.6 1.1
Earl Lloyd 72 30.7 10.2 7.7 2.1
George King 67 30.1 8.9 3.4 4.9
Billy Kenville 70 19.7 7.1 3.5 2.1
Dick Farley 69 16.1 5.9 2.4 1.6
Jackie Moore 23 16.3 4.8 4.6 0.9
Jim Tucker 20 14.3 5.2 4.8 0.6
Wally Osterkorn 19 15.1 2.9 3.7 0.9
Bill Gabor 3 15.7 5.7 1.7 3.7

1954-1955 Syracuse Nationals Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Dick Farley was selected as the #6 pick in the Second Round of the 1954 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. Dick Farley signed a multi-year contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1954.

Billy Kenville was selected as the #7 pick in the 3 Round of the 1953 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. Billy Kenville signed a multi-year contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1953.

Red Kerr was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1954 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. Red Kerr signed a multi-year contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1954.

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.

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.

Jim Tucker was selected as the #6 pick in the 3 Round of the 1954 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. Jim Tucker signed a multi-year contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1954.

Acquired via Trade

Red Rocha was acquired in a trade by the Syracuse Nationals from the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on July 14, 1951. Red Rocha re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1954.

Acquired via Free Agency

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

Earl Lloyd signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1952.

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