#15 Jack Kiley
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6'1" 170 lbs Guard
HS: Seton Hall Prep Newark, NJ
Born: 1/5/1926 Newark NJ
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Reb Fls DQ Pts PPG
1948-49 So G/F
25
25
147
 
29.8% 
57
99
57.6% 
 
 
 
351
14.0
1949-50 Jr G
27
27
184
636
28.9%
71
136
52.2%      
439
16.3
1950-51 Sr G 27
27
          62.5%      
403
14.9
Career    
79
79
+331
+636
0.0
+128
+235
57.4%
0
0
0
1,193
15.1

Jack Kiley was a smooth shooting guard for Syracuse basketball for three seasons. Kiley was known for having a large repertoire of shots, and was a prolific scorer for Syracuse. He would lead Syracuse in scoring all three years on the varsity, and would leave as the school's #2 all-time leading scorer (at that time), behind Billy Gabor.

Jack KileyKiley made a splash on the varsity his first day, leading the Orangemen in scoring his first game. Syracuse played a double header to open the 1948-1949 season, and Kiley would tie senior Captain Ed Stickel for a combined leading total of 25 points. A few weeks later, Kiley would score 31 points against Iowa State. Kiley played only 22 minutes in that game, and coach Lew Andreas had him sit the final 10 minutes because the game was well in hand. Kiley would help the Orangemen to an 18-7 record his sophomore year.

Kiley would break the school's single season scoring record with 439 points his junior season, surpassing Gabor's 409 points set a few years earlier. He would guide the Orangemen to an NIT berth, and score 21 points in a huge upset by Syracuse over Long Island University in the first round of the tournament. Syracuse would meet Bradley, the #1 team in the nation in the next game, and would bow out 78-68, though Kiley would lead Syracuse with 18 points.

Kiley would again score over 400 points his senior season, becoming the first Syracuse player ever to do that twice. He would lead Syracuse to the National Campus Tournament Championship in the post season. Kiley led Syracuse with 22 points in a big win over Utah in the semi-finals. He would lead Syracuse in scoring with 12 in a one point victory over Bradley in the championship game. Kiley would be named to the Helms Foundation 30 Man All American team that season.

Kiley would be drafted in the 2nd round of the 1951 NBA Draft (the 13th overall pick) by the Fort Wayne Pistons. He would play two seasons with the Pistons, primarily as a reserve.

NBA Career Statistics
Season Pos G Min FG FGA % FT FTA % Asst Reb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
1951-52 G
47
477
44
193
22.8%
30
54
55.6%
62
49
54
 
-
-
-
118
2.5
1.3
1.0
1952-53 G
6
27
2
10
20.0%
2
2
100%
3
2
7
 
-
-
-
6
1.0
0.5
0.3
Total
 
53
504
46
203
22.7%
32
56
57.1%
65
51
61
-
-
-
-
124
2.3
1.2
1.0

Jack Kiley passed away on February 16, 1982.

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