A state swimming champion and a Surf Lifesaver, Dalton also tried his hand at AFL and rugby before showing promise with a move to basketball that was aided by a growth spurt in his teenage years.

Tbdress Exclusive Coupon: $4 OFF Over $59 for Wearable Technology, Code: Tech, Buy Now!
O+ Biggi - Oxygen Plus
Thousands of Car
HealthmateForever, fda cleared, free domestic shipping, model, unit
Classic Football Shirts
Mountain Warehouse
Tênis Oakley
Fitflop CA

Dalton played for New South Wales at Under-20’s level and quickly went on to represent his country on a European tour with the Australian Under-20’s team the following year.

He was a part of the inaugural NBL season in 1979, beginning a 13-year career that saw him play for the City of Sydney Astronauts, West Adelaide Bearcats, Sydney Supersonics, Geelong Cats and Sydney Kings.

Peter Millar - Luxurious Clothing for Men and Women
Cotton On (AU)
The Edinburgh Woollen Mil
Get Free Shipping on FUL Bags, Backpacks & Travel Gear - At FUL We Create Quality Bags With A Fashion Edge!! Click Here!
James Perse Enterprises
Isabella Oliver Maternity Sale
Tidebuy  Sexy Swimwear Shop Now!

With West Adelaide, he won the 1982 NBL Championship and three South Australian state titles while he also won the NBL minor Championship in 1983 and 1984 as well as VBA titles in 1984 and 1986 with Geelong.

Playing 290 NBL games, Dalton shot 52% from the field over his career and finished in the top ten for the Sydney Kings in blocks, offensive rebounds and total rebounds.

Following a taste of national junior representation in 1978, Dalton earned a spot with the senior team in 1981 and the following year saw him help Australia qualify for the World Championships at the Oceania Championships.

Developing his game with tours to the USA and China, Dalton was then selected to the 1982 World Championship team and his presence in the paint and physical play was a key factor in the Boomers’ fifth-placed finish which remains their equal-best performance at a World Championships.

Basic Outfitters
Save up to 75% on Flights
Spring Flight Deals. Get $30 Off.
INOV-8 Nature will always be 728x90
Purium© SAVE - get $50 OFF orders $75 or more
HatCountry shop now!

Dalton was named to the Rest of the World team at the conclusion of the tournament and backed up by representing Australia at the 1984 Olympics Games in Los Angeles.

There, the 202cm power forward averaged seven points and 4.3 rebounds per game as the Boomers finished seventh- a record for that time.

Playing alongside his brother, Mark, Dalton’s sister Karen also represented the Opals at the 1984 Olympics, marking the first time that three siblings played for Australia at an Olympics in any sport.

He went on to consistently pull on the green and gold in the ensuing years, winning a gold medal at the inaugural Australia Games in 1985, touring the USA and USSR, competing at the 1986 World Championships as well as the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

An elder statesman of the Boomers by 1988, Dalton helped ingratiate the likes of Mark Bradtke and Luc Longley into the side as Australia claimed their equal-best finish at an Olympics with a loss to the USA in the bronze medal playoff.

Retiring in 1991, Dalton was not lost to the sport as he continued a career in coaching that had begun in 1984 with the Geelong Under-20’s and he has gone on to greatly assist junior player development at school, ABA and association level.

In addition to this honour, Dalton was inducted into the Basketball NSW Hall of Fame in 2013.

Dalton will be inducted alongside seven other icons into the Australian Basketball Hall of Fame on May 10.

The 2019 Australian Basketball Hall of Fame Class:

Lauren Jackson AO
Troy Sachs OAM
Allison Tranquilli
Lanard Copeland
Bradley Dalton

Lorraine Landon OAM

Bill Mildenhall
Ray Hunt

The post AUSTRALIAN BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME- BRADLEY DALTON appeared first on Basketball Australia.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.