#35 Billy Celuck
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7'0" 213 lbs Center
HS: Valley View Archbold, PA
Born: 4/26/1978 Jessup, PA
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3Pt 3PA % Asst Reb DReb OReb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
1998-99 Fr C 9 0 44 10 17 58.8% 6 8 75.0% 0 0
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3 15 8 7 13 0 5 1 6 26 2.9 0.3 1.7
1999-00 So C 14 0 88 13 19 68.4% 7 11 63.6% 0 0
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5 13 8 5 20 0 5 1 2 33 2.4 0.4 0.9
2000-01 Jr C 28 13 502 56 97 57.7% 9 19 47.4% 0 0
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17 110 60 50 92 7 21 16 35 121 4.3 0.6 3.9
2001-02
Sr
C
21
0
176
17
37
46.0%
6
13
46.2%
0
0
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6
41
15
26
34
0
17
6
5
40
1.9
0.3
2.0
Career    
72
13
810
96
170
56.5%
28
51
54.9%
0
0
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31
179
91
88
159
7
48
24
48
220
3.1
0.4
2.5

Billy Celuck was a seven foot reserve center for Syracuse basketball for four seasons. He was a skinny player who was unable to develop the strength to go with his size needed to be the starting center. Celuck was a proficient scorer near the basket, but had little range and was not a strong rebounder.

Celuck was the captain of his high school basketball team his junior and senior seasons, and help guide them to the Pennsylvania runner-up in the state championship in 1996.

As a freshman and sophomore at Syracuse, Celuck saw very little playing time, seeing only 132 minutes of action in 23 games. Celuck started his junior season as the starting center for Syracuse. He struggled to stay out of foul trouble in the starting role, and was not able to get a significant number of rebounds despite size. He and freshman Jeremy McNeil were splitting playing time all season long. After thirteen games, Celuck be suspended for three games for academic reasons, and McNeil would assume the starting role, something he would hold on to for the rest of the season.

As a senior Celuck would see even less playing time with the arrival of freshman Craig Forth, who joined McNeil and Celuck at the center position.

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