#18 Roy Peters
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HS: Mont Pleasant Schenectady, NY
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Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Fls DQ Pts PPG
1942-43 Fr G
+6
+0
-
-
 
-
-
 
-
-
11
~1.5
1945-46 So G
14
7
-
-
 
-
-
 
-
-
96
6.9
1946-47 Jr G
25
23
-
-
 
-
-
 
-
-
193
7.7
Career    
+45
+30
-
-
0.0
-
-
0.0
-
-
300
0.0

Roy Peters was the captain of the 1945-1946 team, the first Syracuse team to play in the post season. The Orangemen set a then school record of 23 wins, and played in the NIT Tournament, losing to Muhlenberg College in the first round. Peters was a steady ball handler and a strong ball hawk as a defender. He would be the team captain again his junior year.

Roy Peters Syracuse BasketballHe was academically ineligible to play his senior season.

Peters would transfer to Siena College, and play basketball there in the 1948-1949 season. He would help Siena beat LeMoyne College with a desperation shot as time expired, winning the game 41-39 at the Syracuse Coloseum.

Peters was a veteran of World War II, having parachuted into France on D-Day with the 82nd Airborne. He spent a portion of the war as a prisoner of war in a German camp, and was liberated on V-E Day.

Peters would have a professional career as an insurance agent.

In 1973 Peters was inducted into the Siena Sports Hall of Fame [1]. He passed away in 2004.

[Participation missing from two games in 1942-43, all scoring accounted for]

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[1] Roy Peters Obituary, Albany Times Union 4/25/2004