PLAYER PROFILE

BILLY GABOR

STATISTICS & HISTORY

Billy Gabor was a scholastic basketball star at  Binghamton, New York High School. Gabor played collegiately at Syracuse University.  During his freshmen year, he averaged 12 points a game playing for the varsity before joining the the Army Air Corp in 1943 where he served until 1945 . He returned to the University of Syracuse in the fall 1945 and played three more seasons, finishing with a (then) team-record 1,344 career points and was only player in history of school  to lead the team in scoring all four years. IN 1948, Gabor signed with the Syracuse team in the National Basketball League. In 1949, the NBL merged with the Basketball Association of America to form the modern day National Basketball Association. During the initial NBA season, Syracuse posted a league-best 51-13 record and and made it all the way to the league finals before losing to the George Mikan-led Mineapolis Lakers. Gabor played  six full seasons in Syracuse until injuries forced him into retirement early in in 1955.

 

BILLY GABOR Height: 5:11 Weight: 180 College: Syracuse’48
William A. Gabor Born: May 13, 1922 Died: Jun 4, 2019 Hometown: Binghamton, NY
REGULAR SEASON RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS  AVG
1942-43 Syrcause College
1943-45 U.S. Army Military Service
1945-46 Syrcause College
1946-47 Syrcause College
1947-48 Syracuse College
1948-49 Syracuse NBL 58 115 125 169 .740 355 6.1
1949-50 Syracuse NBA 56 226 157 228 .689 108 609 10.9
1950-51 Syracuse NBA 61 255 179 242 .740 125 689 11.3
1951-52 Syracuse NBA 57 173 142 183 .776 86 488 8.6
1952-53 Syracuse NBA 69 215 217 284 .764 134 647 9.4
1953-54 Syracuse NBA 61 204 139 194 .716 162 547 9.0
1954-55 Syracuse NBA 3 7 3 5 .600 11 17 5.7
Major League Totals 365 1195 962 1305 .737 3352 9.2
PLAYOFF RECORD
Year Team League     GA FGM FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS   AVG
1948-49 Syracuse NBL 6 12 12 15 .800 36 6.0
1949-50 Syracuse NBA 10 25 26 31 .839 25 76 7.6
1950-51 Syracuse NBA 7 27 9 14 .643 18 63 9.0
1951-52 Syracuse NBA 7 11 12 16 .750 10 34 4.9
1952-53 Syracuse NBA 2 3 12 15 .800 2 18 9.0
1953-54 Syracuse NBA 10 24 28 40 .700 19 76 7.6
Major League Totals 42 102 99 131 .756 303 7.2

 

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