Stacey Dales

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Stacey Dales
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Dales in 2014
Personal information
Born (1979-09-05) September 5, 1979 (age 39)
Collingwood, Ontario
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight155 lb (70 kg)
Career information
High schoolThousand Islands Secondary School
(Brockville, Ontario)
College Oklahoma (1998–2002)
WNBA draft 2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Washington Mystics
Playing career2002–2007
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Number21, 12
Career history
20022004 Washington Mystics
20062007 Chicago Sky
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Stacey Dales (born September 5, 1979) is a Canadian former basketball player and a current reporter on the NFL Network. Dales was born in Collingwood, Ontario, and raised in Brockville, Ontario.

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Collingwood, Ontario Town in Ontario, Canada

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Before attending the University of Oklahoma, she attended Thousand Islands Secondary School (TISS) and Dales was a star for the TISS Pirates ladies basketball team during her High School years, Dales was a major reason why TISS captured three consecutive Ontario ‘AA’ high school senior girls basketball championships 1994, 1995 & 1996. After graduating in 1997 she attended the University of Oklahoma, Dales made an Olympic appearance for Canada in 2000 and was a first team All-American in 2001 and 2002. She was named the 2001 and 2002 Big 12 Conference Player of the Year and is the Big 12 all-time career assist leader (764). In 2002, she was the all-sports Academic All-American of the Year. [1] She was the first Oklahoma player to record 1,700 points, 600 rebounds and 700 assists. During her senior year she led the Sooners to the NCAA Championship game where they lost to Connecticut. After leaving Oklahoma that year, she went by the married name "Dales-Schuman," but has used only "Dales" since divorcing her husband during her year off from pro ball.

University of Oklahoma public research university in Norman, Oklahoma, United States

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a public research university in Norman, Oklahoma. Founded in 1890, it had existed in Oklahoma Territory near Indian Territory for 17 years before the two became the state of Oklahoma. In Fall 2018 the university had 31,702 students enrolled, most at its main campus in Norman. Employing nearly 3,000 faculty members, the school offers 152 baccalaureate programs, 160 master's programs, 75 doctorate programs, and 20 majors at the first professional level. David Boren, a former U.S. Senator and Oklahoma Governor, served as the university's president from 1994 to 2018. James L. Gallogly succeeded Boren on July 1, 2018.

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Dales was drafted third overall in 2002 by the Washington Mystics, the highest pick ever for a Canadian. That year she was named to the All-Star team as a replacement. When she was with Washington, she was diagnosed with Raynaud's phenomenon in her hands. In 2004, she announced her retirement from the league for the first time.

Washington Mystics Womens basketball team

The Washington Mystics are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C., playing in the Eastern Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The team was founded prior to the 1998 season, and is owned by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which also owns the Mystics' NBA counterpart, the Washington Wizards. Sheila C. Johnson, co-founder of BET and ex-wife of Charlotte Sting owner Robert L. Johnson, is the managing partner.

After a one-year retirement, she joined the Chicago Sky, who picked her in the expansion draft of 2006 after Washington left her unprotected. On April 5, 2008, Dales announced her retirement from the WNBA for the second time.

Chicago Sky Womens basketball team

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The Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) is a professional basketball league in the United States. It is currently composed of twelve teams. The league was founded on April 24, 1996, as the women's counterpart to the National Basketball Association (NBA), and league play started in 1997. The regular season is played from May to September with the All Star game being played midway through the season in July and the WNBA Finals at the end of September until the beginning of October.

Dales was Inducted into Brockville's Hall Of Fame June 2016 alongside her brother Burke Dales.

College statistics

Source [2]

  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage 3P%  3-point field goal percentage FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high
1998–99 Oklahoma 2934639.00.3696.

WNBA statistics

She played Guard-Forward. Her height is 6' ft 0", 183 cm. She played for the Washington Mystics and Chicago Sky. She is ranked 4th in the WNBA for 3-pointers made (62) and 2nd in 3-point attempts (201) in 2007.

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Dales served as a men's and women's college basketball analyst, as well as a sideline reporter for college football games, on ESPN. She left ESPN in November 2008 after a contract dispute in which she was denied first class flight privileges during cutbacks. [3]

College basketball

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On August 31, 2009 the NFL Network announced that Dales would be co-host of Gameday Morning. After one season as co-host of "Gameday Morning", Dales was assigned to Gameday reporter on location each week. For the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Dales was hired by Universal Sports to work as a correspondent.


Her brother Burke played 10 seasons in the Canadian Football League, retiring in 2014. Her cousin, Jason Arnott, played 18 seasons in the NHL, retiring in 2013.

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