Stacey Dales

Stacey Dales
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Dales in 2014
Personal information
Born (1979-09-05) September 5, 1979 (age 39)
Collingwood, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 155 lb (70 kg)
Career information
High school Thousand Islands Secondary School
(Brockville, Ontario)
College Oklahoma (1998–2002)
WNBA draft 2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 3rd overall
Selected by the Washington Mystics
Playing career 2002–2007
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Number 21, 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.


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.

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.

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.

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

College statistics


Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1998–99 Oklahoma 29 346 39.0 0.3 69 6.9 5.2 1.3 0.6 11.9
1999–00 Oklahoma 33 420 41.2 35.2 61.7 5.1 5.8 1.9 0.3 12.7
2000–01 Oklahoma 34 543 47.6 32.6 66.0 5.1 7.3 2.4 0.1 16.0
2001–02 Oklahoma 36 611 47.6 38.7 78.6 5.0 4.9 1.8 0.3 17.0
Career Oklahoma 132 1920 44.4 34.8 68.7 5.5 5.8 1.9 0.3 14.5

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.


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]

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.


  1. ^ "ESPN The Magazine Annual Acacemic All-America® of the Year Recipients" (PDF). CoSIDA. Retrieved 2011-03-20.
  2. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved 3 October 2015.
  3. ^ Chandler, Rick. "Source Confirms Stacey Dales Quit ESPN Because She Wouldn't Fly Coach". Deadspin. Retrieved 2017-09-06.

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