Mobile Site You Are Here > BBR > Teams > Syracuse Nationals > 1953-54 Roster and Stats

News: s-r blog:Linkable Shot Charts

1953-54 Syracuse Nationals Roster and Stats

Franchise Encyclopedia  ▪  Previous Season ▪ Next Season

Record: 42-30, Finished 2nd in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Al Cervi (42-30)

PTS/G: 83.5 (2nd of 9) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 78.6 (5th of 9)
SRS: 4.26 (1st of 9) ▪ Pace: 93.5 (1st of 9)
Off Rtg: 88.2 (4th of 9) ▪ Def Rtg: 83.0 (1st of 9)
Expected W-L: 50-22 (1st of 9)

Arena: Onondaga War Memorial ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1954 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Finals (4-3) versus Minneapolis Lakers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Finals (2-0) versus Boston Celtics  (Series Stats)
Advanced from Eastern Division Round Robin

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
6 Ed Earle PF 6-3 190 April 28, 1927 R Loyola University of Chicago
7 Bill Gabor SG 5-11 170 May 13, 1922 4 Syracuse University
14 Bato Govedarica PG 5-11 185 April 17, 1928 R DePaul University
15 Billy Kenville PG 6-2 187 December 1, 1930 R St. Bonaventure University
3 George King PG 6-0 175 August 16, 1928 2 University of Charleston
10 Dick Knostman C 6-6 215 August 9, 1931 R Kansas State University
16 Bob Lavoy PF 6-7 185 June 29, 1926 3 Western Kentucky University
11 Earl Lloyd SF 6-5 200 April 3, 1928 2 West Virginia State University
12 Al Masino PG 5-10 174 February 5, 1928 1 Canisius College
17 Jim Neal C 6-11 235 May 21, 1930 R Wofford College
6 Mike Novak PF 6-9 219 April 23, 1915 2 Loyola University of Chicago
8 Wally Osterkorn PF 6-5 215 July 6, 1928 2 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4 Dolph Schayes C 6-7 195 May 19, 1928 4 New York University
5 Paul Seymour SG 6-1 180 January 30, 1928 5 University of Toledo

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 72 2054 5579 .368 2054 5579 .368 1905 2650 .719 3652 1541 1852 6013
Team/G 28.5 77.5 .368 28.5 77.5 .368 26.5 36.8 .719 50.7 21.4 25.7 83.5
Lg Rank 3 3 7 3 3 7 1 1 5 6 2 6 2
Year/Year 4.3% 3.2% +0.004 4.3% 3.2% +0.004 -14.5% -11.4% -0.026 3.7% 4.2% -14.3% -2.5%
Opponent 72 5660
Opponent/G 78.6
Lg Rank 4
Year/Year -3.4%

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 50 22 4.90 -0.64 4.26 88.2 83.0 93.5 .475 .368 .341 Onondaga War Memorial
Lg Rank 1 1 1 9 1 4 1 1 2 7 2

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 Paul Seymour 26 71 2727 316 838 .377 316 838 .377 299 368 .813 291 364 187 931
2 Dolph Schayes 25 72 2655 370 973 .380 370 973 .380 488 590 .827 870 214 232 1228
3 George King 25 72 2370 280 744 .376 280 744 .376 257 410 .627 268 272 179 817
4 Earl Lloyd 25 72 2206 249 666 .374 249 666 .374 156 209 .746 529 115 303 654
5 Wally Osterkorn 25 70 2164 203 586 .346 203 586 .346 209 361 .579 487 151 209 615
6 Billy Kenville 23 72 1405 149 388 .384 149 388 .384 136 182 .747 247 122 138 434
7 Bill Gabor 31 61 1211 204 551 .370 204 551 .370 139 194 .716 96 162 183 547
8 Bob Lavoy 27 60 1152 119 320 .372 119 320 .372 85 113 .752 287 68 196 323
9 Jim Neal 23 67 899 117 369 .317 117 369 .317 78 132 .591 257 24 139 312
10 Bato Govedarica 25 23 258 25 79 .316 25 79 .316 25 37 .676 18 24 44 75
11 Al Masino 25 16 131 18 46 .391 18 46 .391 23 37 .622 21 15 24 59
12 Dick Knostman 22 5 47 3 10 .300 3 10 .300 7 11 .636 17 6 9 13
13 Mike Novak 38 5 24 0 7 .000 0 7 .000 1 2 .500 2 2 9 1
14 Ed Earle 26 2 12 1 2 .500 1 2 .500 2 4 .500 2 0 0 4

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 Paul Seymour 26 71 38.4 4.5 11.8 .377 4.5 11.8 .377 4.2 5.2 .813 4.1 5.1 2.6 13.1
2 Dolph Schayes 25 72 36.9 5.1 13.5 .380 5.1 13.5 .380 6.8 8.2 .827 12.1 3.0 3.2 17.1
3 George King 25 72 32.9 3.9 10.3 .376 3.9 10.3 .376 3.6 5.7 .627 3.7 3.8 2.5 11.3
4 Wally Osterkorn 25 70 30.9 2.9 8.4 .346 2.9 8.4 .346 3.0 5.2 .579 7.0 2.2 3.0 8.8
5 Earl Lloyd 25 72 30.6 3.5 9.3 .374 3.5 9.3 .374 2.2 2.9 .746 7.3 1.6 4.2 9.1
6 Bill Gabor 31 61 19.9 3.3 9.0 .370 3.3 9.0 .370 2.3 3.2 .716 1.6 2.7 3.0 9.0
7 Billy Kenville 23 72 19.5 2.1 5.4 .384 2.1 5.4 .384 1.9 2.5 .747 3.4 1.7 1.9 6.0
8 Bob Lavoy 27 60 19.2 2.0 5.3 .372 2.0 5.3 .372 1.4 1.9 .752 4.8 1.1 3.3 5.4
9 Jim Neal 23 67 13.4 1.7 5.5 .317 1.7 5.5 .317 1.2 2.0 .591 3.8 0.4 2.1 4.7
10 Bato Govedarica 25 23 11.2 1.1 3.4 .316 1.1 3.4 .316 1.1 1.6 .676 0.8 1.0 1.9 3.3
11 Dick Knostman 22 5 9.4 0.6 2.0 .300 0.6 2.0 .300 1.4 2.2 .636 3.4 1.2 1.8 2.6
12 Al Masino 25 16 8.2 1.1 2.9 .391 1.1 2.9 .391 1.4 2.3 .622 1.3 0.9 1.5 3.7
13 Ed Earle 26 2 6.0 0.5 1.0 .500 0.5 1.0 .500 1.0 2.0 .500 1.0 0.0 0.0 2.0
14 Mike Novak 38 5 4.8 0.0 1.4 .000 0.0 1.4 .000 0.2 0.4 .500 0.4 0.4 1.8 0.2

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 Paul Seymour 26 71 2727 4.2 11.1 .377 4.2 11.1 .377 3.9 4.9 .813 3.8 4.8 2.5 12.3
2 Dolph Schayes 25 72 2655 5.0 13.2 .380 5.0 13.2 .380 6.6 8.0 .827 11.8 2.9 3.1 16.7
3 George King 25 72 2370 4.3 11.3 .376 4.3 11.3 .376 3.9 6.2 .627 4.1 4.1 2.7 12.4
4 Earl Lloyd 25 72 2206 4.1 10.9 .374 4.1 10.9 .374 2.5 3.4 .746 8.6 1.9 4.9 10.7
5 Wally Osterkorn 25 70 2164 3.4 9.7 .346 3.4 9.7 .346 3.5 6.0 .579 8.1 2.5 3.5 10.2
6 Billy Kenville 23 72 1405 3.8 9.9 .384 3.8 9.9 .384 3.5 4.7 .747 6.3 3.1 3.5 11.1
7 Bill Gabor 31 61 1211 6.1 16.4 .370 6.1 16.4 .370 4.1 5.8 .716 2.9 4.8 5.4 16.3
8 Bob Lavoy 27 60 1152 3.7 10.0 .372 3.7 10.0 .372 2.7 3.5 .752 9.0 2.1 6.1 10.1
9 Jim Neal 23 67 899 4.7 14.8 .317 4.7 14.8 .317 3.1 5.3 .591 10.3 1.0 5.6 12.5
10 Bato Govedarica 25 23 258 3.5 11.0 .316 3.5 11.0 .316 3.5 5.2 .676 2.5 3.3 6.1 10.5
11 Al Masino 25 16 131 4.9 12.6 .391 4.9 12.6 .391 6.3 10.2 .622 5.8 4.1 6.6 16.2
12 Dick Knostman 22 5 47 2.3 7.7 .300 2.3 7.7 .300 5.4 8.4 .636 13.0 4.6 6.9 10.0
13 Mike Novak 38 5 24 0.0 10.5 .000 0.0 10.5 .000 1.5 3.0 .500 3.0 3.0 13.5 1.5
14 Ed Earle 26 2 12 3.0 6.0 .500 3.0 6.0 .500 6.0 12.0 .500 6.0 0.0 0.0 12.0

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 Paul Seymour 26 71 2727 16.2 .466 .377 .439 5.0 4.3 9.3 .164
2 Dolph Schayes 25 72 2655 24.3 .498 .380 .606 8.4 6.3 14.8 .267
3 George King 25 72 2370 14.5 .442 .376 .551 2.7 3.6 6.3 .129
4 Earl Lloyd 25 72 2206 12.4 .431 .374 .314 1.2 4.0 5.2 .113
5 Wally Osterkorn 25 70 2164 12.6 .413 .346 .616 0.3 4.0 4.3 .096
6 Billy Kenville 23 72 1405 14.5 .464 .384 .469 2.1 2.4 4.5 .152
7 Bill Gabor 31 61 1211 14.6 .430 .370 .352 1.2 1.8 2.9 .116
8 Bob Lavoy 27 60 1152 12.0 .437 .372 .353 0.8 2.2 3.0 .124
9 Jim Neal 23 67 899 9.9 .365 .317 .358 -1.6 1.7 0.1 .007
10 Bato Govedarica 25 23 258 7.1 .394 .316 .468 -0.1 0.3 0.2 .044
11 Al Masino 25 16 131 17.3 .474 .391 .804 0.3 0.2 0.6 .204
12 Dick Knostman 22 5 47 17.4 .438 .300 1.100 0.0 0.1 0.2 .183
13 Mike Novak 38 5 24 -14.6 .063 .000 .286 -0.2 0.0 -0.2 -0.344
14 Ed Earle 26 2 12 15.0 .532 .500 2.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .193

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 Paul Seymour 26 13 559 59 143 .413 59 143 .413 76 94 .809 34 60 39 194
2 Wally Osterkorn 25 13 542 45 122 .369 45 122 .369 50 90 .556 125 37 40 140
3 Dolph Schayes 25 13 374 64 140 .457 64 140 .457 80 108 .741 136 24 40 208
4 Billy Kenville 23 13 374 36 74 .486 36 74 .486 44 62 .710 48 25 46 116
5 Bob Lavoy 27 13 358 37 95 .389 37 95 .389 44 55 .800 85 20 50 118
6 George King 25 10 286 25 62 .403 25 62 .403 38 63 .603 22 21 30 88
7 Earl Lloyd 25 10 260 25 73 .342 25 73 .342 17 26 .654 57 20 34 67
8 Bill Gabor 31 10 196 24 83 .289 24 83 .289 28 40 .700 28 19 36 76
9 Jim Neal 23 11 100 13 35 .371 13 35 .371 5 13 .385 27 2 14 31
10 Al Masino 25 13 96 7 20 .350 7 20 .350 7 15 .467 6 7 23 21

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 Paul Seymour 26 13 43.0 4.5 11.0 .413 4.5 11.0 .413 5.8 7.2 .809 2.6 4.6 3.0 14.9
2 Wally Osterkorn 25 13 41.7 3.5 9.4 .369 3.5 9.4 .369 3.8 6.9 .556 9.6 2.8 3.1 10.8
3 Dolph Schayes 25 13 28.8 4.9 10.8 .457 4.9 10.8 .457 6.2 8.3 .741 10.5 1.8 3.1 16.0
4 Billy Kenville 23 13 28.8 2.8 5.7 .486 2.8 5.7 .486 3.4 4.8 .710 3.7 1.9 3.5 8.9
5 George King 25 10 28.6 2.5 6.2 .403 2.5 6.2 .403 3.8 6.3 .603 2.2 2.1 3.0 8.8
6 Bob Lavoy 27 13 27.5 2.8 7.3 .389 2.8 7.3 .389 3.4 4.2 .800 6.5 1.5 3.8 9.1
7 Earl Lloyd 25 10 26.0 2.5 7.3 .342 2.5 7.3 .342 1.7 2.6 .654 5.7 2.0 3.4 6.7
8 Bill Gabor 31 10 19.6 2.4 8.3 .289 2.4 8.3 .289 2.8 4.0 .700 2.8 1.9 3.6 7.6
9 Jim Neal 23 11 9.1 1.2 3.2 .371 1.2 3.2 .371 0.5 1.2 .385 2.5 0.2 1.3 2.8
10 Al Masino 25 13 7.4 0.5 1.5 .350 0.5 1.5 .350 0.5 1.2 .467 0.5 0.5 1.8 1.6

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 Paul Seymour 26 13 559 3.8 9.2 .413 3.8 9.2 .413 4.9 6.1 .809 2.2 3.9 2.5 12.5
2 Wally Osterkorn 25 13 542 3.0 8.1 .369 3.0 8.1 .369 3.3 6.0 .556 8.3 2.5 2.7 9.3
3 Dolph Schayes 25 13 374 6.2 13.5 .457 6.2 13.5 .457 7.7 10.4 .741 13.1 2.3 3.9 20.0
4 Billy Kenville 23 13 374 3.5 7.1 .486 3.5 7.1 .486 4.2 6.0 .710 4.6 2.4 4.4 11.2
5 Bob Lavoy 27 13 358 3.7 9.6 .389 3.7 9.6 .389 4.4 5.5 .800 8.5 2.0 5.0 11.9
6 George King 25 10 286 3.1 7.8 .403 3.1 7.8 .403 4.8 7.9 .603 2.8 2.6 3.8 11.1
7 Earl Lloyd 25 10 260 3.5 10.1 .342 3.5 10.1 .342 2.4 3.6 .654 7.9 2.8 4.7 9.3
8 Bill Gabor 31 10 196 4.4 15.2 .289 4.4 15.2 .289 5.1 7.3 .700 5.1 3.5 6.6 14.0
9 Jim Neal 23 11 100 4.7 12.6 .371 4.7 12.6 .371 1.8 4.7 .385 9.7 0.7 5.0 11.2
10 Al Masino 25 13 96 2.6 7.5 .350 2.6 7.5 .350 2.6 5.6 .467 2.3 2.6 8.6 7.9

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 Paul Seymour 26 13 559 16.1 .526 .413 .657 25.1 1.4 0.4 1.8 .153
2 Wally Osterkorn 25 13 542 13.4 .433 .369 .738 15.2 0.0 0.6 0.6 .054
3 Dolph Schayes 25 13 374 29.6 .555 .457 .771 17.8 1.7 0.6 2.3 .289
4 Billy Kenville 23 13 374 14.8 .573 .486 .838 15.3 1.1 0.3 1.4 .179
5 Bob Lavoy 27 13 358 15.6 .495 .389 .579 13.0 0.5 0.4 0.9 .126
6 George King 25 10 286 11.8 .490 .403 1.016 16.5 0.4 0.2 0.6 .100
7 Earl Lloyd 25 10 260 11.1 .397 .342 .356 17.6 -0.2 0.3 0.1 .010
8 Bill Gabor 31 10 196 10.0 .378 .289 .482 23.6 -0.4 0.2 -0.2 -0.060
9 Jim Neal 23 11 100 9.8 .381 .371 .371 5.0 -0.2 0.1 -0.1 -0.038
10 Al Masino 25 13 96 3.2 .395 .350 .750 15.9 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.007