1962-63 Syracuse Nationals Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 48-32
Finishing 2nd in the NBA's Eastern Division
Postseason: 2-3 Lost division semifinals
Division Semifinals - Lost to Cincinnati Royals 3-2
Coach: Alex Hannum (48-32)
Location: Syracuse, New York
Attendance: 161,593, Avg. 5,771 in 28 home dates
1962-63 Syracuse Nationals Statistics
1962-63 Syracuse Nationals Results

The Syracuse Nationals of the National Basketball Association ended the 1962-63 season with a record of 48 wins and 32 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Eastern Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-3.

The Nationals scored 9,730 points, best in the league. Syracuse conceded 9,427 points. Hal Greer scored a team-best 1,562 points for the team, and Johnny Kerr contributed 1,039 rebounds. Larry Costello dished out 334 assists for the squad.

Alex Hannum coached the team. The 1962-63 Syracuse Nationals lost in the division semifinals.

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Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown
Al BianchiGMarch 26, 19326'3"185Bowling GreenLong Island City, NY USA
Len ChappellF-CJanuary 31, 19416'8"240Wake ForestPortage, PA USA
Larry CostelloGJuly 2, 19316'1"185NiagaraMinoa, NY USA
Dave GambeeFApril 16, 19376'6"215Oregon StatePortland, OR USA
Hal GreerG-FJune 26, 19366'2"175MarshallHuntington, WV USA
Johnny KerrC-FAugust 17, 19326'9"230IllinoisChicago, IL USA
Porter MeriwetherGMarch 16, 19406'2"180Tennessee State
Paul NeumannGJanuary 30, 19386'1"175StanfordNewport Harbor, CA USA
Joe RobertsFMay 18, 19366'6"214Ohio State
Dolph SchayesF-CMay 19, 19286'7"195NYUNew York, NY USA
Lee ShafferFFebruary 23, 19396'7"215North CarolinaChicago, IL USA
Chet WalkerF-GFebruary 22, 19406'6"200BradleyBethlehem, MS USA
Ben WarleyF-GFebruary 4, 19366'5"200Tennessee StateWashington, DC USA