Syracuse Nationals Regular Season Rosters

1962-1963 Syracuse Nationals Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Al Bianchi G 6-3 185 6 Bowling Green 1954 Rnd 2 Pick 9 United States
Len Chappell PF 6-8 240 0 Wake Forest 1962 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Larry Costello PG 6-1 186 7 Niagara 1954 Rnd 2 Pick 3 United States
Dave Gambee F 6-6 215 4 Oregon State 1958 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Hal Greer G 6-2 175 4 Marshall 1958 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
Red Kerr FC 6-9 230 8 Illinois 1954 Rnd 1 Pick 6 United States
Porter Meriwether G 6-2 180 0 Tennessee State 1962 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
Paul Neumann PG 6-1 170 1 Stanford 1959 Rnd 4 Pick 5 United States
Joe Roberts F 6-5 - 2 Ohio State 1960 Rnd 3 Pick 5 United States
Dolph Schayes FC 6-7 195 13 NYU 1948 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Lee Shaffer SF 6-7 220 1 North Carolina 1960 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
Chet Walker F 6-6 212 0 Bradley 1962 Rnd 2 Pick 5 United States
Ben Warley F 6-5 200 0 Tennessee State 1960 Rnd 4 Pick 3 United States

1962-1963 Syracuse Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters L. Costello H. Greer C. Walker L. Shaffer R. Kerr
Rotation P. Neumann A. Bianchi D. Gambee D. Schayes  
Rotation       L. Chappell  
Lim PT   P. Meriwether B. Warley    
Lim PT     J. Roberts    

1962-1963 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Boston Celtics58-22-
2Syracuse Nationals48-3210
3Cincinnati Royals42-3816
4New York Knicks21-5937

1962-1963 Syracuse Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Hal Greer All-NBA Second Team (1963)
Chet Walker All-Rookie First Team (1963)
Red Kerr Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1963)
Lee Shaffer Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1963)
Hal Greer Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1963)

1962-1963 Syracuse Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Hal Greer 80 32.9 19.5 5.7 3.4
Lee Shaffer 80 29.9 18.6 6.5 1.2
Red Kerr 80 32.0 15.7 13.0 2.7
Chet Walker 78 25.5 12.3 7.2 1.1
Larry Costello 78 26.5 11.0 3.0 4.3
Len Chappell 80 15.5 8.9 5.8 0.7
Dave Gambee 60 20.6 11.2 4.8 0.8
Paul Neumann 80 19.8 8.2 2.5 2.8
Dolph Schayes 66 21.8 9.5 5.7 2.7
Al Bianchi 61 19.0 8.6 2.2 2.8
Joe Roberts 33 14.1 5.5 4.7 0.5
Ben Warley 26 7.9 4.8 3.3 0.2
Porter Meriwether 31 8.6 3.8 0.9 1.4

1962-1963 Syracuse Nationals Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Len Chappell was selected as the #4 pick in the First Round of the 1962 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. Len Chappell signed a multi-year contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1962.

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.

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.

Porter Meriwether was selected as the #5 pick in the 3 Round of the 1962 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. Porter Meriwether signed a contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1962.

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.

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.

Chet Walker was selected as the #5 pick in the Second Round of the 1962 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. Chet Walker signed a multi-year contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1962.

Ben Warley was selected as the #6 pick in the First Round of the 1961 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. Ben Warley signed a multi-year contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1962.

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.