Many former New York State League players, including virtually all the stars of the perennial champion Troy Trojans, joined the Pennsylvania State Basketball League (PSL). The enhanced quality of play spurred fan interest, and attendance soared with five teams in the race until late in the season. Wilkes-Barre, with a late season string of victories, won the championship. Veteran Philadelphia stars Sam Curlett and Willie McCarter led the Barons to the title. Freeland, with a team composed entirely of local players, was a surprise second place finisher. Nanticoke, despite the presence of former Troy stars Lew Wachter and Dick Leary, had to settle for a third place tie with Carbondale, led by another ex-Trojan, Jack Inglis.