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Encyclopedia > Adrian Dantley
Adrian Dantley
Position ForwardGuard
Nickname "A.D."
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 208 lb (94 kg)
Nationality Flag of United States United States
Born February 28, 1956
Flag of Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C.
College Notre Dame
Draft 6th overall, 1976
Buffalo Braves
Pro career 1976–1991
Former teams Buffalo Braves (1976–77)
Indiana Pacers (1977)
Los Angeles Lakers (1977–79)
Utah Jazz (1979–86)
Detroit Pistons (1986–89)
Dallas Mavericks (1989–90)
Milwaukee Bucks (1990–91)
Awards Six-Time NBA All-Star
1976-77 NBA Rookie of the Year
Medal record
Competitor for Flag of United States United States
Men's Basketball
Olympic Games
Gold Montreal 1976 Team Competition

Adrian Delano Dantley (born February 28, 1956 in Washington, D.C.) is a former basketball small forward who played 15 seasons in the NBA, many of which were played as a member of the Utah Jazz where he amassed the bulk of his legendary numbers. In the context of basketball, forward usually refers to one of two positions: Power forward Small forward In addition, some basketball players share the attributes of a small forward and a point guard, and are accordingly called point forwards. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005 For other uses, see Basketball (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Washington,_D.C..svg The flag of Washington, D.C. It is from openclipart. ... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - District Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Roman Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... 1976 NBA Draft See also: NBA Draft Round One Categories: | ... The Los Angeles Clippers are a National Basketball Association team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The 1976-77 NBA Season was the 31st season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1990-91 NBA Season was the 45th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Lakers logo 1966-1991 The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... } The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Basketball has been played consistently on the Summer Olympics since 1936, with a demonstration event in 1904. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... At the 1976 Summer Olympics two basketball events were contested Overall Basketball rankings at the 1976 Olympics Medal Winners Mens Team Womens Team Categories: Basketball at the Olympics | 1976 Summer Olympics ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - District Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack... Basketball is a team sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by throwing a ball through a 10-foot high hoop (the basket) under organized rules. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ...


Playing career

Dantley attended basketball powerhouse DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, MD where he played under legendary basketball coach Morgan Wootten. DeMatha Catholic High School is a four-year Catholic high school for young men located in Hyattsville, Maryland, USA. Known both for academic achievement and athletic prowess, DeMatha is a member of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, as well as a Catholic, college preparatory high school administered under the Roman... Morgan Wootten (born Morgan Bayard Wootten, April 21, 1931 in Durham, North Carolina, United States) is a former high school basketball coach. ...


Dantley was a forward at Notre Dame from 1973-76. He was a consensus first team All-American in 1974-75 and 1975-76 and was named 1976 National Player of the Year. He ranks second on the Notre Dame career scoring list with 2,223 points and holds the school record for free throws made (615) and free throws attempted (769). This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Dantley had a stellar collegiate career for the Fighting Irish. As a freshman, he played an important role in one of the biggest games in college basketball history, Notre Dame's stunning 1973 upset to end UCLA's record 88-game winning streak. That UCLA team, coached by the legendary John Wooden, featured Bill Walton, Jamaal (then Keith) Wilkes, and Dave Meyer. Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... John Robert Wooden (born October 14, 1910, in Hall, Indiana) is a retired American basketball coach. ... William Theodore Walton III, better known as Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952), is a former American basketball player and current television sportscaster. ...


Dantley led Notre Dame in scoring in 1974-75 (30.4 points per game) and 1975-76 (28.6 points per game), while also leading the team in rebounding those two seasons with marks of 10.2 and 10.1 rebounds per game, respectively. He was also the leading scorer on the 1976 US Olympic team that captured the gold medal in Montreal and was drafted sixth overall, by the Buffalo Braves, in the 1976 NBA draft. He became the third Buffalo player in five years to receive the NBA Rookie of the Year Award when he won it after the 1977 season. The 1976 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXI Olympiad, were held in 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ... The 1976-77 NBA Season was the 31st season of the National Basketball Association. ...


However, Dantley bounced around the league after his rookie campaign. Buffalo traded Dantley to the Indiana Pacers before the 1978 season, but Indiana would trade him after 23 games to the Los Angeles Lakers. He stayed with the Lakers through the following season before being traded again; this time, to the Utah Jazz. It was the third time in the past two years that he had been traded; the Jazz would be his fourth team in as many years in the league. The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... The 1977-78 NBA Season was the 32nd season of the National Basketball Association. ... Lakers logo 1966-1991 The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ...


In Utah, Dantley reached his peak, establishing his reputation as a prolific scorer. With Utah, he twice led the league in scoring (in 1981 and 1984). He averaged over 30 points per game each season between 1981 and 1984, though he missed 60 games in 1983 after tearing ligaments in his right wrist. In his seven years with the Jazz, Dantley picked up all six of his All-Star appearances and two All-NBA second-team honors. The 1980-81 NBA Season was the 35th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1983-84 NBA Season was the 38th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 1982-83 NBA Season was the 37th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Utah traded Dantley to the Detroit Pistons after the 1986 season. Dantley was still an effective scorer, but did not get as many shots with Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, Vinnie Johnson and Bill Laimbeer all averaging at least 10 points per game. Midway through the 1989 season, Detroit traded Dantley to the Dallas Mavericks for Mark Aguirre. Dantley played two more seasons in the NBA before retiring after a 10-game stint with the Milwaukee Bucks in 1991. The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ... The 1985-86 NBA Season was the 40th season of the National Basketball Association. ... For the boxer, see Isiah Thomas (boxer). ... Joe Dumars (born May 24, 1963 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is the Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations and a former NBA basketball player. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Bill Laimbeer at the White House after winning the WNBA Championship with the Detroit Shock. ... The 1988-89 NBA season was the 43rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... } The Dallas Mavericks (also known as the Mavs) are an NBA basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. ... Mark Aguirre (born December 10, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American NBA player. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1990-91 NBA Season was the 45th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Dantley finished his career with an average of 24.3 points per game. He scored his points with a mix of mid-range jump shots, high-percentage opportunities close to the basket, and frequent trips to the free throw line. For his career, he shot .540 from the floor -- 16th in NBA history -- and .818 from the charity stripe. He led the league in free throws six times and ranks sixth all-time in that category. He shares the record (with Wilt Chamberlain) for most free throws made in a regular-season NBA game with 28. It has been suggested that Three point play be merged into this article or section. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt and The Big Dipper, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia / San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for the Harlem Globetrotters. ...


Dantley's uniform number (#4) was retired by Utah on April 11, 2007.


See also

NBA scoring champions were decided on total points scored through the 1968-69 season, after which points per game was used to determine the champion. ... DeMatha Catholic High School is a four-year Catholic high school for young men located in Hyattsville, Maryland, USA. Known both for academic achievement and athletic prowess, DeMatha is a member of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, as well as a Catholic, college preparatory high school administered under the Roman... Morgan Wootten (born Morgan Bayard Wootten, April 21, 1931 in Durham, North Carolina, United States) is a former high school basketball coach. ...

References

Preceded by
Alvan Adams
NBA Rookie of the Year
1977
Succeeded by
Walter Davis

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NBA.com: Adrian Dantley Bio (1911 words)
Dantley's playing style and personality may be traced to his early childhood in Washington, D.C. After his parents divorced when he was 3 years old, Dantley lived with his mother, an aunt and a cousin.
Dantley was only 10 pounds lighter and an inch taller when he enrolled at Notre Dame in 1973, so once again he was pegged for mediocrity.
Dantley finished the 1977-78 season with the Lakers (who at the time boasted Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and a young Jamaal Wilkes) and averaged 21.5 points.
Adrian Dantley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (547 words)
Dantley is considered the greatest 3-point shooter from 3 feet away from the basket, in that he would purposely wait for the defender to foul him while he made tough inside shots and then steadfastly complete the free throw.
Dantley was disliked by Isaiah Thomas because Dantley became the leading scorer for the Pistons as soon as he arrived.
Dantley played for a total of seven NBA franchises and could not be easily identified with one team in particular (which may be unfair since he played for 6 years with the Utah Jazz).
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