Lew Castle
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6' 190 lbs Center
HS: Central High Buffalo, NY
Born:  
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Pts PPG
1911-12 So C
+10
+10
+34
         
+64
0.0
1912-13 Jr C
11
+5
49
18
116
10.5
1913-14 Sr C
12
 +11
 
 
 
 
 
 
155
12.9
Career    
+33
+26
+83
0
0.0
+18
0
0.0
+335
0.0

Lew Castle was a two-time All-American (1912, 1914), and captained the Orangemen to an unbeaten season at 12-0 in 1913-1914. He led the Orange in scoring with 155 points, accounting for 42% of the scoring that season. He was described as being a Lew Castle Syracuse Orangemen Basketballvery strong player, and the best dribbler of his era.

Castle was a fine all-around student athlete, also lettering three years at halfback in football, leading the crew team to victory at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Regatta, was the student body president, and a ragtime pianist/songwriter.

Castle was highly successful in business, serving as the secretary of the Detroit Stock Exchange and later as the head of the exhange. He died in December of 1952.

[Scoring missing from 8 games in 1912-13 and 5 games in 1910-1911 season indicated by the +]

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