George Noakes
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HS: Central Syracuse, NY
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Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Fls DQ Pts PPG
1922-23 So F
+5
+2
+2
 
 
+10
 
 
+14
0.0 
Career    
+5
+2
+2
0
0.0
+10
0
0.0
0
0
+14
0.0

George Noakes played forward for the Syracuse basketball team for one season. Noakes was an aggressive player with plenty of speed, and a reputation as a very good free throw shooter.

Noakes had a reputation as being a star player from the local community church leagues before he came to the University. He would earn a starting berth early into his sophomore season because of his free throw shooting ability; this was the era of the designated free throw shooter, so having that ability was a key for teams. Noakes would lead the team in scoring in his first varsity game with with a career high eight points in a 12-8 win over Hobart.

Eventually, Bernie Kates proved to be a stronger free throw shooter for the year. Noakes would not play for the second semester, and that would end his Syracuse basketball career.

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