Syracuse Nationals Regular Season Rosters

1961-1962 Syracuse Nationals Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Dick Barnett SG 6-4 190 2 Tennessee State 1959 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Al Bianchi G 6-3 185 5 Bowling Green 1954 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
Larry Costello PG 6-1 186 6 Niagara 1954 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Dave Gambee F 6-6 215 3 Oregon State 1958 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Joe Graboski FC 6-7 195 12 - 1948 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Hal Greer G 6-2 175 3 Marshall 1958 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
Swede Halbrook C 7-3 240 1 Wichita (NIBL) (United States) 1956 Rnd 4 Pick 5 United States
Red Kerr FC 6-9 230 7 Illinois 1954 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Paul Neumann PG 6-1 170 0 Stanford 1959 Rnd 4 Pick 5 United States
Chuck Osborne F 6-6 210 0 Western Kentucky 1961 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
Joe Roberts F 6-5 - 1 Ohio State 1960 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
Dolph Schayes FC 6-7 195 12 NYU 1948 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Lee Shaffer SF 6-7 220 0 North Carolina 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States

1961-1962 Syracuse Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters L. Costello A. Bianchi D. Gambee L. Shaffer R. Kerr
Rotation P. Neumann   J. Roberts D. Schayes  
Lim PT   H. Greer C. Osborne J. Graboski S. Halbrook
Lim PT   D. Barnett      

1961-1962 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics60-20-
2San Francisco Warriors49-3111
3Syracuse Nationals41-3919
4New York Knicks29-5131

1961-1962 Syracuse Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Dolph Schayes Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1962)
Hal Greer Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1962)
Larry Costello Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1962)

1961-1962 Syracuse Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Hal Greer 71 38.1 22.8 7.4 4.4
Dave Gambee 80 28.8 16.7 7.9 1.4
Red Kerr 80 34.6 16.3 14.7 3.0
Lee Shaffer 75 27.8 16.9 6.8 1.3
Larry Costello 63 29.4 13.8 3.9 5.7
Al Bianchi 80 24.1 10.3 3.5 3.3
Dolph Schayes 56 26.4 14.7 7.8 2.1
Joe Roberts 80 20.5 7.7 6.7 0.6
Paul Neumann 77 16.4 6.2 2.5 2.3
Swede Halbrook 64 14.2 6.2 6.2 0.5
Joe Graboski 23 14.0 5.1 0.0 0.9
Chuck Osborne 4 5.2 1.2 2.2 0.2

1961-1962 Syracuse Nationals Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Dick Barnett was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1959 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. Dick Barnett signed a multi-year contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1959.

Hal Greer was selected as the #6 pick in the Second Round of the 1958 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. Hal Greer signed a multi-year contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1958.

Swede Halbrook was selected as the #5 pick in the 4 Round of the 1956 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. Swede Halbrook signed a multi-year contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1960.

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.

Paul Neumann was selected as the #5 pick in the 4 Round of the 1959 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. Paul Neumann signed a multi-year contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1961.

Chuck Osborne was selected as the #5 pick in the 3 Round of the 1961 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. Chuck Osborne signed a contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1961.

Joe Roberts was selected as the #5 pick in the 3 Round of the 1960 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. Joe Roberts signed a multi-year contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1960.

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.

Lee Shaffer was selected as the #5 pick in the First Round of the 1960 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. Lee Shaffer signed a multi-year contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1961.

Acquired via Trade

Al Bianchi was acquired in a trade by the Syracuse Nationals from the Minneapolis Lakers on October 24, 1956.

Larry Costello was acquired in a trade by the Syracuse Nationals from the Philadelphia Warriors on October 10, 1957.

Dave Gambee was acquired in a trade by the Syracuse Nationals from the St. Louis Hawks on September 22, 1960.

Joe Graboski was acquired in a trade by the Syracuse Nationals from the Chicago Zephyrs on December 28, 1961.