Charley Dolley
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    Guard
HS: Brooklyn Boys New York, NY
Born: 12/25/1898 Russia
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Fls DQ Pts PPG
1916-17 So F
14
13
52
 
 
0
0
---
 
 
104
7.4
1917-18 Jr F
17
17
42
 
 
0
0
---
 
 
84
4.9
1918-19 Sr F
16
16
+37
 
 
0
0
 ---
 
 
+74
0.0
Career    
47
46
+131
0
0.0
0
0
---
0
0
+262
0.0

Charley Dolley was a good shooting forward who started for three seasons for Syracuse.

He started his college career for the University of Rochester, where he played for one season. He transferred to Syracuse prior to his sophomore year. He first brought notice when he scored 12 points against West Virginia that season, in an easy victory for the Orangemen. He would tied Wilbur Crisp for made field goals his first season.

Dolley was pivotal in the 1918 National Championship season. He teamed with John Cronauer and Joe Schwarzer to make a feared scoring front line, all three scoring about the same from the floor.

Dolley was almost ruled ineligible to play his senior season. The Syracuse athletic committee was restricting athletes to three years of varsity play in a specific sport. They rule All-American Joe Schwarzer could no longer play, and initially felt Dolley could not either. Finally, they decided that his season at Rochester would not count towards his Syracuse varsity competition, and he was allowed to play.

That decision turned out to be fortunate for the Orangemen, for during his senior season, Dolley had a knack of scoring clutch baskets. He won three games that season with long range last second shots against Rochester, CCNY, and Great Lakes Naval Station.

[Note 1918-1919 statistics missing scoring from one game, noted by the +]

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