Syracuse Nationals Regular Season Rosters

1950-1951 Syracuse Nationals Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Gerry Calabrese SG 6-1 175 0 St. John's 1950 Rnd 2 Pick 12 United States
Al Cervi PG 5-11 170 1 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Leroy Chollet G 6-2 190 1 Loyola (NO) 1949 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Bill Gabor SG 5-11 170 1 Syracuse 1948 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
Alex Hannum FC 6-7 210 1 USC 1948 Rnd 4 Pick 2 United States
Noble Jorgensen FC 6-9 228 2 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Earl Lloyd F 6-5 225 0 West Virginia State 1950 Rnd 9 Pick 5 United States
Don Lofgran F 6-5 200 0 San Francisco 1950 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
Johnny Macknowski G 6-0 180 1 Seton Hall 1948 Rnd 3 Pick 10 United States
Ed Peterson FC 6-9 220 1 Cornell 1948 Rnd 4 Pick 4 United States
George Ratkovicz FC 6-6 220 1 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Dolph Schayes FC 6-7 195 1 NYU 1948 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Fred Scolari PG 5-10 180 4 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Paul Seymour GF 6-1 180 2 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Belus Smawley G 6-1 180 4 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1950-1951 Syracuse Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters A. Cervi B. Gabor J. Macknowski G. Ratkovicz D. Schayes
Rotation   L. Chollet P. Seymour A. Hannum  
Lim PT F. Scolari G. Calabrese E. Lloyd N. Jorgensen  

1950-1951 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1San Francisco Warriors39-27-
2Boston Celtics39-301.5
3New York Knicks36-303
4Syracuse Nationals32-347
5Baltimore Bullets (BAA)24-4215
6Washington Capitols11-2412.5

1950-1951 Syracuse Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Dolph Schayes All-NBA Second Team (1951)
Dolph Schayes Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1951)

1950-1951 Syracuse Season Stat Leaders

Player GP PTS REB AST
Dolph Schayes 66 17.0 16.4 3.8
George Ratkovicz 66 12.9 8.3 2.9
Bill Gabor 61 11.3 2.5 2.0
Alex Hannum 63 7.5 4.8 1.9
Al Cervi 53 8.6 2.9 3.9
Johnny Macknowski 58 6.6 1.9 1.2
Noble Jorgensen 41 9.3 5.5 1.6
Paul Seymour 51 7.2 3.8 3.7
Don Lofgran 61 3.9 2.6 0.6
Gerry Calabrese 46 4.4 1.4 1.4
Belus Smawley 16 7.8 3.0 2.2
Ed Peterson 17 4.7 2.2 0.5
Leroy Chollet 14 1.7 1.1 0.9

1950-1951 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.

Alex Hannum was selected as the #2 pick in the 4 Round of the 1948 NBA Draft by the Indianapolis Jets. Alex Hannum signed a multi-year contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 27, 1949.

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.

Acquired via Free Agency

Al Cervi as a free agent with the on July 1, 1946. Al Cervi signed a multi-year contract with the Syracuse Nationals on July 1, 1949.

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

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

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

George Ratkovicz with the on July 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.