Syracuse Basketball 1910-1919  
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Season Results
Team Record 101-39 0.721
Post Season None
Style
Syracuse played a lot of man to man defense. Positions weren't well defined as the same player easily switched from guard to forward to center. In general, star players still did virtually all the shooting, and there were designated free throw shooters who took all the penalty shots for a team. Likewise, there were two to three players on a team who were defensive specialists, and substitutions were very rare. Syracuse employed a short passing game that emphasized getting the short short. The players were very team focused. Defense was very rugged and physical. The basketball team was loaded with multiple-sport stars throughout the decade.
   
Player of the Decade Joe Schwarzer. Lew Castle would be a close second.
Best Individual Season
Joe Schwarzer, 1917-18. The pivotman and key to the National Championship team.
   
Best Team
1917-18. The Orangemen won the National Championship with a 16-1 record. The 1913-14 squad went undefeated at 12-0, but played a schedule not as tough as the Championship team.
   
Top Scorer Wilbur Crisp +406 pts
Top Rebounder n/a
Top Assists n/a
Coaches (2)

John A.R. Scott 2 years 9-22 .290

  Ed Dollard 8 years 92-17 .839
All Decade Team  
Guard
Wilbur Crisp
Guard
Billy Rafter
Forward
Sol Bloom
Forward
Joe Schwarzer
Center
Lew Castle
Honorable Mentions Elmer Keib, John Barsha, Charley Dolley
   
Best Shooter Wilbur Crisp was an outstanding shooter, who would entertain the crowds with his long distance shooting. He was also an outstanding free throw shooter.
Fan Favorite Joe Schwarzer
Most Exciting Player Wilbur Crisp. Some consideration has to be given to Charley Dolley, who made three game winning shots his senior season.
Best Defensive Player Billy Rafter

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