1948-49 Rochester Royals Roster

Basketball Association of America (BAA)
Team Record: 45-15
Finishing 1st in the BAA's Western Division
Postseason: 2-2 Lost division finals
Division Semifinals - Defeated St. Louis Bombers 2-0
Division Finals - Lost to Minneapolis Lakers 2-0
Coach: Les Harrison (45-15)
Location: Rochester, New York
Attendance: 121,499, Avg. 4,190 in 29 home dates
1948-49 Rochester Royals Statistics
1948-49 Rochester Royals Results

The Rochester Royals of the Basketball Association of America ended the 1948-49 season with a record of 45 wins and 15 losses, finishing first in the BAA's Western Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-2.

Rochester paced the league with 5,042 points. The team surrendered 4,644 points. Arnie Risen tossed in a team-leading 995 points for the Royals, and Bob Davies scored 13 or more per game, too. Bob Davies dished out 321 assists for the squad.

Les Harrison coached the team. The 1948-49 Rochester Royals lost in the division finals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Bill CalhounF-GNovember 4, 19276'3"180San Francisco CitySan Francisco, CA USA
Fran CurranGSeptember 19, 19256'0"165Notre Dame
Bob DaviesG-FJanuary 15, 19206'1"175Seton HallHarrisburg, PA USA
Andy DuncanF-CApril 17, 19226'6"188William and Mary
Bob FitzgeraldF-CMarch 14, 19236'5"190FordhamQueens, NY USA
Red HolzmanGAugust 10, 19205'10"175CCNYBrooklyn, NY USA
Arnie JohnsonF-CMay 17, 19206'5"236Bemidji StateGonvick, MN USA
Andrew LevaneF-GApril 11, 19206'2"190St. John's (NY)Brooklyn, NY USA
Lionel MalamedGNovember 15, 19245'9"150CCNY
Mike NovakC-FApril 23, 19156'9"219Loyola (IL)Chicago, IL USA
Arnie RisenC-FOctober 9, 19246'9"200Ohio StateWilliamstown, KY USA
Bobby WanzerGJune 4, 19216'0"170Seton HallBrooklyn, NY USA


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