Syracuse Nationals Regular Season Rosters

1952-1953 Syracuse Nationals Regular Season Roster

Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
Jim Brasco G 6-1 170 0 NYU 1952 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
Bill Calhoun GF 6-3 180 4 City College of San Francisco 1947 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Al Cervi PG 5-11 170 3 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
Bill Gabor SG 5-11 170 3 Syracuse 1948 Rnd 2 Pick 10 United States
Noble Jorgensen FC 6-9 228 4 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
George King G 6-0 175 1 Charleston 1950 Rnd 8 Pick 6 United States
Earl Lloyd F 6-5 225 1 West Virginia State 1950 Rnd 9 Pick 5 United States
Bob Lochmueller GF 6-5 185 0 Louisville 1952 Rnd 1 Pick 8 United States
Wally Osterkorn FC 6-5 215 1 Illinois 1950 Rnd 2 Pick 6 United States
Red Rocha FC 6-9 185 5 Oregon State 1947 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
Dolph Schayes FC 6-7 195 3 NYU 1948 Rnd 1 Pick 4 United States
Paul Seymour GF 6-1 180 4 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

1952-1953 Syracuse Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters G. King P. Seymour E. Lloyd D. Schayes R. Rocha
Rotation A. Cervi B. Gabor B. Lochmueller N. Jorgensen  
Rotation       W. Osterkorn  

1952-1953 Eastern Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1New York Knicks47-23-
2Syracuse Nationals47-240.5
3Boston Celtics46-251.5
4Baltimore Bullets (BAA)15-5532
5San Francisco Warriors12-5734.5

1952-1953 Syracuse Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Dolph Schayes All-NBA First Team (1953)
Dolph Schayes Eastern All-Star Fan Vote Selection (1953)
Paul Seymour Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1953)
Bill Gabor Eastern All-Star Coaches Selection (1953)

1952-1953 Syracuse Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST
Dolph Schayes 71 37.6 17.8 13.0 3.2
Paul Seymour 67 40.1 14.2 3.7 4.4
George King 71 35.5 11.2 4.0 5.1
Red Rocha 69 35.6 11.2 7.4 2.0
Bill Gabor 69 19.4 9.4 1.5 1.9
Earl Lloyd 64 28.2 7.4 6.9 1.0
Noble Jorgensen 70 19.4 6.2 3.4 1.1
Wally Osterkorn 49 20.7 5.6 4.4 1.2
Bob Lochmueller 62 12.9 3.7 2.6 0.8
Al Cervi 38 7.9 3.8 0.6 0.7
Bill Calhoun 13 18.4 4.9 2.1 1.2
Jim Brasco 10 11.1 3.3 1.5 1.2

1952-1953 Syracuse Nationals Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

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.

Bob Lochmueller was selected as the #8 pick in the First Round of the 1952 NBA Draft by the Syracuse Nationals. Bob Lochmueller signed a contract with the Syracuse Nationals on September 1, 1952.

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.

Acquired via Trade

Al Cervi was acquired in a trade by the from the Tri-Cities Blackhawks on December 14, 1950.

Noble Jorgensen was acquired in a trade by the Syracuse Nationals from the Tri-Cities Blackhawks on December 14, 1950.

Red Rocha was acquired in a trade by the Syracuse Nationals from the Baltimore Bullets (BAA) on July 14, 1951.

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.