#28 Tom Jockle
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6'4"   Guard/Forward
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Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Fls DQ Pts PPG
1948-49 So F
5
0
2
 
 
1
 
 
5
1.0
1949-50 Jr G
24
15
 
     
116
4.8
1950-51 Sr G/F
21
14
               
119
5.2
Career    
50
29
+2
+0
0.0
+1
+9
0
0
249
4.8

Tom Jockle played guard at Syracuse for three seasons. Jockle was a solid playmaker and a good rebounder who could play either guard position and small forward.

Jockle played very little his sophomore year only seeing action in five games. As a junior Jockle would earn his way into the starting rotation as a guard by the beginning of the new year. Though he was not a high scorer, he was a good playmaker, strong rebounder and solid defender. Syracuse would earn a berth in the NIT Tournament that year, the second time in school history, and Jockle would start both games.

Jockle was entrenched in the guard position his senior year. The team started out the season well, but at the same time the competition stiffened injuries and illness hit the team. Jack Kiley would miss a game, and Jockle would turn his ankle in a game against Queens University. Jockle would miss the next six games, where the Orangemen would go 3-3. It would take a few games upon his return for Jockle to finally get back to the starting rotation.

Syracuse would finish out the season strong and earn an invitation to the newly formed National Collegiate Campus Championship Tournament. The Orangemen were underdogs in each game they played, but they would win all three and win the tournament. Jockle started at all three, averaging seven points a game for those three.

Jockle would be drafted by the Syracuse Nationals in the 8th round of the 1951 NBA Draft with the 74th overall pick. Jockle had a military commitment to make, and joined the Marine Corps. He would play for the Marine's Quantico team for two seasons. The team ended up being an outstanding squad led by future Hall of Famer Paul Arizin, and other collegiate starts, including Jockle. Jockle would rise to the rank of corporal.

Jockle would never play in the NBA (reasons unknown).

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