The New York Basketball State League returned to major league status after a series of shaky pre-war campaigns. Ten teams answered the bell in late October, for the beginning of a two-session season. With veteran stars Barney Sedran and Marty Friedman performing spryly, and powerful young guard Harry Riconda making a large contribution, Albany streaked to the first-half title with an amazing 17-1 mark. Troy, strengthened by the additions of Chris Leonard and Chief Muller, took the second half crown, edging Albany by three games. The championship series was not played because the teams could not come to an agreement over money or location.