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1950-51 Syracuse Nationals Roster and Stats

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Record: 32-34, Finished 4th in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Al Cervi (32-34)

PTS/G: 86.1 (1st of 11) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 85.5 (8th of 11)
SRS: 0.62 (4th of 11) ▪ Pace: 98.1 (4th of 11)
Off Rtg: 86.4 (4th of 11) ▪ Def Rtg: 85.9 (5th of 11)
Expected W-L: 34-32 (4th of 11)

Arena: State Fair Coliseum ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1951 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Division Finals (2-3) versus New York Knicks  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Semifinals (0-2) versus Philadelphia Warriors  (Series Stats)

Game Results

Height of bar is margin of victory up to 20 points  ▪  Mouseover bar for details  ▪  Click for box score  ▪  Grouped by Month

Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
9-12 Gerry Calabrese SG 6-1 175 February 4, 1925 R St. John's University
15 Al Cervi PG 5-11 170 February 12, 1917 1
11 Leroy Chollet F 6-2 190 March 5, 1925 1 Canisius College
7 Bill Gabor SG 5-11 170 May 13, 1922 1 Syracuse University
10 Alex Hannum PF 6-7 210 July 19, 1923 1 University of Southern California
13 Noble Jorgensen C 6-9 228 May 18, 1925 2 University of Iowa
11 Don Lofgran F-C 6-5 200 November 18, 1928 R University of San Francisco
5 Johnny Macknowski G-F 6-0 180 January 7, 1923 1 Seton Hall University
13 Ed Peterson C 6-9 220 June 27, 1924 1 Cornell University
6 George Ratkovicz PF 6-6 220 November 13, 1922 1
4 Dolph Schayes F-C 6-7 195 May 19, 1928 1 New York University
14 Fred Scolari PG 5-10 180 March 1, 1922 4 University of San Francisco
8 Paul Seymour G-F 6-1 180 January 30, 1928 2 University of Toledo
14 Belus Smawley SG 6-1 195 March 20, 1918 4 Appalachian State University

Team and Opponent Stats

Year/year calculations use per game statistics
G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
Team 66 1884 5365 .351 1884 5365 .351 1912 2634 .726 3259 1493 1995 5680
Team/G 28.5 81.3 .351 28.5 81.3 .351 29.0 39.9 .726 49.4 22.6 30.2 86.1
Lg Rank 10 10 7 10 10 7 1 1 6 7 3 10 5
Year/Year -2.3% -1.4% -0.003 -2.3% -1.4% -0.003 9.6% 6.6% +0.020 -1.7% 5.5% 1.5%
Opponent 66 5645
Opponent/G 85.5
Lg Rank 7
Year/Year 11.5%

Year-by-year: Team Stats Totals / Team Stats Per Game / Opponent Stats Totals / Opponent Stats Per Game

Team Miscellaneous

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
Team 34 32 0.53 0.09 0.62 86.4 85.9 98.1 .491 .351 .356 State Fair Coliseum
Lg Rank 4 5 4 5 4 4 5 4 1 7 1

Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Belus Smawley 32 16 40 118 .339 40 118 .339 44 54 .815 48 36 36 124
2 Al Cervi 33 53 132 346 .382 132 346 .382 194 237 .819 152 208 180 458
3 Leroy Chollet 25 14 6 51 .118 6 51 .118 12 19 .632 15 12 29 24
4 Bill Gabor 28 61 255 745 .342 255 745 .342 179 242 .740 150 125 213 689
5 Alex Hannum 27 63 182 494 .368 182 494 .368 107 197 .543 301 119 271 471
6 Noble Jorgensen 25 41 136 362 .376 136 362 .376 110 163 .675 226 64 145 382
7 Johnny Macknowski 28 58 131 435 .301 131 435 .301 122 170 .718 110 69 134 384
8 Ed Peterson 26 17 30 81 .370 30 81 .370 20 33 .606 38 8 45 80
9 George Ratkovicz 28 66 264 636 .415 264 636 .415 321 439 .731 547 193 256 849
10 Dolph Schayes 22 66 332 930 .357 332 930 .357 457 608 .752 1080 251 271 1121
11 Paul Seymour 23 51 125 385 .325 125 385 .325 117 159 .736 194 187 138 367
12 Gerry Calabrese 25 46 70 197 .355 70 197 .355 61 88 .693 65 65 80 201
13 Don Lofgran 22 47 52 175 .297 58 93 .624 29 103 162
14 Fred Scolari 28 31 129 410 .315 110 132 .833 127 94 368

Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Belus Smawley 32 16 2.5 7.4 .339 2.5 7.4 .339 2.8 3.4 .815 3.0 2.3 2.3 7.8
2 Al Cervi 33 53 2.5 6.5 .382 2.5 6.5 .382 3.7 4.5 .819 2.9 3.9 3.4 8.6
3 Leroy Chollet 25 14 0.4 3.6 .118 0.4 3.6 .118 0.9 1.4 .632 1.1 0.9 2.1 1.7
4 Bill Gabor 28 61 4.2 12.2 .342 4.2 12.2 .342 2.9 4.0 .740 2.5 2.0 3.5 11.3
5 Alex Hannum 27 63 2.9 7.8 .368 2.9 7.8 .368 1.7 3.1 .543 4.8 1.9 4.3 7.5
6 Noble Jorgensen 25 41 3.3 8.8 .376 3.3 8.8 .376 2.7 4.0 .675 5.5 1.6 3.5 9.3
7 Johnny Macknowski 28 58 2.3 7.5 .301 2.3 7.5 .301 2.1 2.9 .718 1.9 1.2 2.3 6.6
8 Ed Peterson 26 17 1.8 4.8 .370 1.8 4.8 .370 1.2 1.9 .606 2.2 0.5 2.6 4.7
9 George Ratkovicz 28 66 4.0 9.6 .415 4.0 9.6 .415 4.9 6.7 .731 8.3 2.9 3.9 12.9
10 Dolph Schayes 22 66 5.0 14.1 .357 5.0 14.1 .357 6.9 9.2 .752 16.4 3.8 4.1 17.0
11 Paul Seymour 23 51 2.5 7.5 .325 2.5 7.5 .325 2.3 3.1 .736 3.8 3.7 2.7 7.2
12 Gerry Calabrese 25 46 1.5 4.3 .355 1.5 4.3 .355 1.3 1.9 .693 1.4 1.4 1.7 4.4
13 Don Lofgran 22 47 1.1 3.7 .297 1.2 2.0 .624 0.6 2.2 3.4
14 Fred Scolari 28 31 4.2 13.2 .315 3.5 4.3 .833 4.1 3.0 11.9

Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Belus Smawley 32 16 .339 .339 .815
2 Al Cervi 33 53 .382 .382 .819
3 Leroy Chollet 25 14 .118 .118 .632
4 Bill Gabor 28 61 .342 .342 .740
5 Alex Hannum 27 63 .368 .368 .543
6 Noble Jorgensen 25 41 .376 .376 .675
7 Johnny Macknowski 28 58 .301 .301 .718
8 Ed Peterson 26 17 .370 .370 .606
9 George Ratkovicz 28 66 .415 .415 .731
10 Dolph Schayes 22 66 .357 .357 .752
11 Paul Seymour 23 51 .325 .325 .736
12 Gerry Calabrese 25 46 .355 .355 .693
13 Don Lofgran 22 47 .297 .624
14 Fred Scolari 28 31 .315 .833

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Belus Smawley 32 16 .339 .339 .815
2 Al Cervi 33 53 .382 .382 .819
3 Leroy Chollet 25 14 .118 .118 .632
4 Bill Gabor 28 61 .342 .342 .740
5 Alex Hannum 27 63 .368 .368 .543
6 Noble Jorgensen 25 41 .376 .376 .675
7 Johnny Macknowski 28 58 .301 .301 .718
8 Ed Peterson 26 17 .370 .370 .606
9 George Ratkovicz 28 66 .415 .415 .731
10 Dolph Schayes 22 66 .357 .357 .752
11 Paul Seymour 23 51 .325 .325 .736
12 Gerry Calabrese 25 46 .355 .355 .693
13 Don Lofgran 22 47 .297 .624
14 Fred Scolari 28 31 .315 .833

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Belus Smawley 32 16 .437 .339 .458 0.5 0.3 0.7
2 Al Cervi 33 53 .509 .382 .685 4.2 1.1 5.3
3 Leroy Chollet 25 14 .202 .118 .373 -0.8 0.1 -0.7
4 Bill Gabor 28 61 .405 .342 .325 0.4 1.1 1.5
5 Alex Hannum 27 63 .406 .368 .399 0.4 1.3 1.7
6 Noble Jorgensen 25 41 .440 .376 .450 1.3 0.9 2.2
7 Johnny Macknowski 28 58 .377 .301 .391 -0.8 0.7 -0.1
8 Ed Peterson 26 17 .419 .370 .407 0.1 0.2 0.3
9 George Ratkovicz 28 66 .512 .415 .690 7.1 2.2 9.3
10 Dolph Schayes 22 66 .468 .357 .654 6.5 3.8 10.3
11 Paul Seymour 23 51 .403 .325 .413 0.7 1.2 1.8
12 Gerry Calabrese 25 46 .426 .355 .447 0.6 0.4 1.0
13 Don Lofgran 22 47 .375 .297
14 Fred Scolari 28 31 .393 .315

Playoffs Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Dolph Schayes 22 7 47 105 .448 47 105 .448 49 64 .766 102 20 28 143
2 Leroy Chollet 25 7 4 23 .174 4 23 .174 5 8 .625 16 9 16 13
3 Bill Gabor 28 7 27 72 .375 27 72 .375 9 14 .643 20 18 24 63
4 Alex Hannum 27 7 17 39 .436 17 39 .436 8 10 .800 47 17 37 42
5 Noble Jorgensen 25 7 18 43 .419 18 43 .419 14 22 .636 21 7 19 50
6 Johnny Macknowski 28 2 6 13 .462 6 13 .462 1 3 .333 7 4 5 13
7 George Ratkovicz 28 7 28 59 .475 28 59 .475 41 55 .745 63 14 33 97
8 Paul Seymour 23 7 10 48 .208 10 48 .208 14 21 .667 26 25 22 34
9 Fred Scolari 28 7 33 93 .355 33 93 .355 22 27 .815 41 16 23 88
10 Al Cervi 33 7 17 56 .304 17 56 .304 44 50 .880 33 38 31 78

Playoffs Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Dolph Schayes 22 7 6.7 15.0 .448 6.7 15.0 .448 7.0 9.1 .766 14.6 2.9 4.0 20.4
2 Leroy Chollet 25 7 0.6 3.3 .174 0.6 3.3 .174 0.7 1.1 .625 2.3 1.3 2.3 1.9
3 Bill Gabor 28 7 3.9 10.3 .375 3.9 10.3 .375 1.3 2.0 .643 2.9 2.6 3.4 9.0
4 Alex Hannum 27 7 2.4 5.6 .436 2.4 5.6 .436 1.1 1.4 .800 6.7 2.4 5.3 6.0
5 Noble Jorgensen 25 7 2.6 6.1 .419 2.6 6.1 .419 2.0 3.1 .636 3.0 1.0 2.7 7.1
6 Johnny Macknowski 28 2 3.0 6.5 .462 3.0 6.5 .462 0.5 1.5 .333 3.5 2.0 2.5 6.5
7 George Ratkovicz 28 7 4.0 8.4 .475 4.0 8.4 .475 5.9 7.9 .745 9.0 2.0 4.7 13.9
8 Paul Seymour 23 7 1.4 6.9 .208 1.4 6.9 .208 2.0 3.0 .667 3.7 3.6 3.1 4.9
9 Fred Scolari 28 7 4.7 13.3 .355 4.7 13.3 .355 3.1 3.9 .815 5.9 2.3 3.3 12.6
10 Al Cervi 33 7 2.4 8.0 .304 2.4 8.0 .304 6.3 7.1 .880 4.7 5.4 4.4 11.1

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Dolph Schayes 22 7 .448 .448 .766
2 Leroy Chollet 25 7 .174 .174 .625
3 Bill Gabor 28 7 .375 .375 .643
4 Alex Hannum 27 7 .436 .436 .800
5 Noble Jorgensen 25 7 .419 .419 .636
6 Johnny Macknowski 28 2 .462 .462 .333
7 George Ratkovicz 28 7 .475 .475 .745
8 Paul Seymour 23 7 .208 .208 .667
9 Fred Scolari 28 7 .355 .355 .815
10 Al Cervi 33 7 .304 .304 .880

Playoffs Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Dolph Schayes 22 7 .448 .448 .766
2 Leroy Chollet 25 7 .174 .174 .625
3 Bill Gabor 28 7 .375 .375 .643
4 Alex Hannum 27 7 .436 .436 .800
5 Noble Jorgensen 25 7 .419 .419 .636
6 Johnny Macknowski 28 2 .462 .462 .333
7 George Ratkovicz 28 7 .475 .475 .745
8 Paul Seymour 23 7 .208 .208 .667
9 Fred Scolari 28 7 .355 .355 .815
10 Al Cervi 33 7 .304 .304 .880

Playoffs Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Dolph Schayes 22 7 .537 .448 .610 1.2 0.4 1.6
2 Leroy Chollet 25 7 .245 .174 .348 -0.3 0.1 -0.2
3 Bill Gabor 28 7 .403 .375 .194 -0.1 0.2 0.1
4 Alex Hannum 27 7 .484 .436 .256 0.2 0.2 0.5
5 Noble Jorgensen 25 7 .475 .419 .512 0.2 0.1 0.3
6 Johnny Macknowski 28 2 .454 .462 .231 0.0 0.0 0.1
7 George Ratkovicz 28 7 .583 .475 .932 1.0 0.3 1.3
8 Paul Seymour 23 7 .297 .208 .438 -0.4 0.2 -0.2
9 Fred Scolari 28 7 .420 .355 .290 0.0 0.2 0.3
10 Al Cervi 33 7 .500 .304 .893 0.6 0.2 0.8