1957-58 Textile men's basketball team inducted into Philadelphia University Athletics Hall of Fame

1957-58 Textile men's basketball team inducted into Philadelphia University Athletics Hall of Fame

1957-58 men's basketball team inducted into the Philadelphia University Athletics Hall of Fame

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Textile 1957-58 men's basketball team was inducted into the Philadelphia University Athletics Hall of Fame Sunday afternoon at halftime of the men's basketball game against UMass-Lowell.

The 1957-58 team is the 70th member, and second team, of the Philadelphia University Athletics Hall of Fame. The national championship winning 1970 men's basketball team was the first team inducted into the University's Hall of Fame.

The team has the distinction of being the first team in school history to qualify for the NCAA Tournament, after posting a 17-7 overall record and winning its fourth straight Delaware Valley Conference title under the direction of Philadelphia University Hall of Fame head coach and director of athletics Walter "Bucky" Harris.

In the NCAA Tournament, the Weavers were defeated by Wagner in the opening round of the regional, 94-77. In the regional third place game, Philadelphia suffered a 77-73 loss to Buffalo.

Senior Charles "Chick" Barnes, a member of the inaugural class of the Philadelphia University Athletics Hall of Fame, earned All-American recognition as he led the Weavers with 25.4 points per game. Freshman Bob Simons averaged 18.4 points for the team.

Philadelphia Textile 1957-58 Men's Basketball Team

No.

Name

Yr.

High School

4 Charles "Chick" Barnes Sr. John Bartram
14 Don Stogo Sr. Central
34 Dick O'Donnell Sr. La Salle
44 Abe Salaman Sr. Central
24 Leo Webb So. St. John's
17 Ray Smith So. West Catholic
42 Dan Simanaitis So. Roman Catholic
32 Lance Landgraf So. John Bartram
40 Bobby Malmgren So. John Bartram
10 Bobby Seel So. Jamaica
12 Bob Simons Fr. West Philadelpha
30 Bill Miller Fr. John Bartram
22 Richie Schaeffer Fr. Erasmus Hall
20 Bill Graham Fr. Bloomsburg
Head Coach: Walter "Bucky" Harris
Assistant Coach: Morey Kaplan

Mascot: Walter "Buddy" Harris

 

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