#33 Bob Savage
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6'4"   Forward
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Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Fls DQ Pts PPG
1947-48 So F
13
2
27
   
11
       
65
5.0
1948-49 Jr F/C
24
8
44
 
 
48
   
136
5.7
1949-50 Sr F/C 27 27 97 257 37.7% 52 89 58.4%
92
 
246
9.1
Career    
64
37
178
+257
0.0
111
+89
0.0
+92
0
447
7.0

Bob Savage was a forward for Syracuse basketball for three seasons, and was the first Syracuse player ever drafted in the NBA draft.

Savage was a reserve forward his sophomore year on the team, still managing to score a then impressive 4.8 points per game. Savage was the top reserve player his junior season spending time at the forward and center position. He was known for strong play near the hoop. He would move into the starting lineup in February and would finish the season as a starter.

Savage was the captain of the basketball team his senior year, starting every game. He would be second in scoring behind prolific scorer Jack Kiley. He would score 16 points in the NIT tournament in a first round upset win over Long Island University.

Savage would graduate from Syracuse with a degree in chemical engineering. He would be drafted by the Syracuse Nationals in the 9th round of the NBA draft, but he would never play in the NBA. Savage would become a successful businessman with stints at Goodyear, Doric Corporation, and Iowa Beef Processors. He opened Savco LTD in 1990, and sold it in 2000.[1]

Savage would be honored as a Syracuse University Letterwinner of Distinction in 2004.

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[1] Syracuse University Letterwinner of Distinction Program 2004.