Phil Rakov
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    Guard
HS: Central Syracuse, NY
Born: 8/23/1903 NY
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Fls DQ Pts PPG
1924-25 Jr G
13
5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
34
2.6
1925-26 Sr G
+16
+12
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
+53
3.1
Career    
+29
+17
0
0
0.0
0
0
0.0
0
0
+87
0.0

Phil 'Pipes' Rakov played guard at Syracuse, alternating as a starter and a valuable reserve. He was a starting guard for the 1926 National Championship team. In 1924 he played for the Cultures amateur team in the Syracuse area, rather than for the Orangemen.

He would earn his medical degree at Syracuse, and Dr. Rakov would practice medicine in Syracuse for 60 years. In World War II he was a captain in the Army Medical Corps.

Rakov passed away in 2001, the last surviving member of the 1926 Championship team.

[Statistics missing for 3 games in the 1925-26 season, annotated by the +]

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