Bradley "Brad" Dalton (born 12 September 1959) is an Australian former basketball player, who played for the City of Sydney Astronauts (1979–1980), West Adelaide Bearcats (1981–1982), Sydney Supersonics (1983), Geelong Supercats (1984–1987) and the Sydney Kings (1988–1991) in the NBL.

Bradley Dalton
Personal information
Born (1959-09-12) 12 September 1959 (age 60)
Sydney, New South Wales
NationalityAustralian
Listed height203 cm (6 ft 8 in)
Listed weight104 kg (231 lb)
Career information
High schoolSt Augustine's College
Playing career1979–1991
PositionPower forward / Centre
Number14
Career history
1979–1980City of Sydney Astronauts
1981–1982West Adelaide Bearcats
1983Sydney Supersonics
1984–1987Geelong Cats
1988–1991Sydney Kings
Career highlights and awards

Early life & familyEdit

Born in Sydney, New South Wales, Dalton attended St. Augustine's College in Brookvale, a suburb on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. He is the older brother of former NBL player and Olympian, Mark Dalton and brother of Karen Dalton, who also represented Australia at the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics.

CareerEdit

Dalton, a 6'8" (203 cm) tall Power forward who could also play at Centre, won the NBL championship in 1982 with the West Adelaide Bearcats, a team that included 1982 NBL MVP Al Green, future three-time league MVP Leroy Loggins, Boomers Peter Ali and Ray Wood, as well as the NBL's inaugural MVP winner in 1979, player/coach Ken Richardson. The Bearcats defeated the Geelong Supercats 80-74 in the Grand Final held at the Broadmeadow Basketball Stadium in Newcastle.

InternationalEdit

Dalton represented Australia at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles and again in 1988 in Seoul.

ReferencesEdit

  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Brad Dalton". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 13 October 2012.