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Syracuse Nationals

1952-53 Syracuse Nationals Roster

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 47-24
Finished 2nd in the NBA's Eastern Division

Postseason: 0-2
Lost division semi-finals

Division Semifinals - Lost to Boston Celtics 2-0

Coach: Al Cervi (47-24)

1952-53 Statistics
1952-53 Game-by-Game 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, and compiled a postseason mark of 0-2. Al Cervi coached the team. The 1952-53 Syracuse Nationals lost in the division semi-finals.


Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College
Jim Brasco G February 3, 1931 6'1" 170 NYU
Al Cervi G-F February 12, 1917 5'11" 170 none
Bill Gabor G-F May 13, 1922 5'11" 170 Syracuse
Noble Jorgensen C May 18, 1925 6'9" 228 Iowa
George King G August 16, 1928 6'0" 175 Morris-Harvey
Earl Lloyd F-C April 3, 1928 6'5" 200 West Virginia State
Bob Lochmueller F June 5, 1927 6'5" 185 Louisville
Wally Osterkorn F-C July 6, 1928 6'4" 205 Illinois
Red Rocha C-F September 18, 1923 6'8" 185 Oregon State
Dolph Schayes F-C May 19, 1928 6'7" 195 NYU
Paul Seymour G-F January 30, 1928 6'1" 180 Toledo