1952-53 Syracuse Nationals Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 47-24
Finishing 2nd in the NBA's Eastern Division
Postseason: 0-2 Lost division semifinals
Division Semifinals - Lost to Boston Celtics 2-0
Coach: Al Cervi (47-24)
Location: Syracuse, New York
1952-53 Syracuse Nationals Statistics
1952-53 Syracuse Nationals Results

The Syracuse Nationals of the National Basketball Association ended the 1952-53 season with a record of 47 wins and 24 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Eastern Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-2.

The Nationals scored 6,081 points and yielded 5,775. Dolph Schayes scored a team-best 1,262 points for Syracuse, while Paul Seymour netted 14 or more per game, too. Dolph Schayes contributed 920 rebounds. George King dished out 364 assists for the squad.

Al Cervi coached the team. The 1952-53 Syracuse Nationals lost in the division semifinals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Jim BrascoGFebruary 3, 19316'1"170NYU
Al CerviG-FFebruary 12, 19175'11"170noneBuffalo, NY USA
Bill GaborG-FMay 13, 19225'11"170Syracuse
Noble JorgensenCMay 18, 19256'9"228Iowa
George KingGAugust 16, 19286'0"175Morris-HarveyCharleston, WV USA
Earl LloydF-CApril 3, 19286'5"200West Virginia StateAlexandria, VA USA
Bob LochmuellerFJune 5, 19276'5"185Louisville
Wally OsterkornF-CJuly 6, 19286'4"205IllinoisChicago, IL USA
Red RochaC-FSeptember 18, 19236'8"185Oregon StateHilo, HI USA
Dolph SchayesF-CMay 19, 19286'7"195NYUNew York, NY USA
Paul SeymourG-FJanuary 30, 19286'1"180ToledoToledo, OH USA