Syracuse Nationals Regular Season Rosters

1955-1956 Syracuse Nationals Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Ed Conlin F 6-5 200 0 Fordham 1955 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Dick Farley GF 6-4 190 1 Indiana 1954 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
Billy Kenville G 6-2 187 2 St. Bonaventure 1953 Rnd 3 Pick 7 United States
Red Kerr FC 6-9 230 1 Illinois 1954 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
George King G 6-0 175 4 Charleston 1950 Rnd 8 Pick 6 United States
Earl Lloyd F 6-5 225 4 West Virginia State 1950 Rnd 9 Pick 5 United States
Red Rocha FC 6-9 185 7 Oregon State 1947 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Dolph Schayes FC 6-7 195 6 NYU 1948 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Paul Seymour GF 6-1 180 7 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Jim Tucker C 6-8 185 1 Duquesne 1954 Rnd 3 Pick 6 United States

1955-1956 Syracuse Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters G. King E. Conlin D. Schayes R. Rocha R. Kerr
Rotation   B. Kenville P. Seymour   J. Tucker
Rotation     E. Lloyd    
Rotation     D. Farley    

1955-1956 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1San Francisco Warriors45-27-
2Boston Celtics39-336
3Syracuse Nationals35-3710
4New York Knicks35-3710

1955-1956 Syracuse Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Dolph Schayes All-NBA Second Team (1956)
Dolph Schayes Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1956)
Red Kerr Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1956)

1955-1956 Syracuse Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Dolph Schayes 72 35.0 20.4 12.4 2.8
Red Kerr 72 29.4 13.3 8.4 1.2
George King 72 32.5 10.3 3.5 5.7
Red Rocha 72 26.2 10.0 5.8 1.8
Paul Seymour 57 32.0 11.3 2.7 4.8
Earl Lloyd 72 25.5 8.5 6.8 1.6
Ed Conlin 66 21.6 8.2 4.9 2.2
Billy Kenville 72 17.8 7.4 3.0 2.2
Dick Farley 72 19.8 6.7 2.3 2.1
Jim Tucker 70 12.8 3.8 3.3 0.5

1955-1956 Syracuse Nationals Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Ed Conlin was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1955 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. Ed Conlin signed a multi-year contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1955.

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 #1 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.

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 15, 1952. 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

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.