Brad Dalton


Brad started his playing days on the Northern Beaches where he played for Manly.

He donned the NSW and Australian colours when he was selected in the respected Under 20’s teams.

Brad was a long servant in our national league, playing a mammoth 290 games with City of Sydney Astronauts, West Adelaide Bearcats, Sydney Supersonics, Geelong and Sydney Kings.

In 1978, he had the chance to travel the world with the Australian Junior Men’s team. He also took his talents to Europe where he played with and against some of the best.

He didn’t have to wait long for the Australian selectors to realise that he had immense talent. Brad was selected in the 1981 team due to some enormous performances in the lead-up to the Olympic Games.

Playing in the Olympics, the pinnacle of sport events, was always his number one goal and he had the opportunity to do so in 1984 and 1988. In 1982 and 1986 he also had the chance to represent Australia and with his good form, there was no way the Australian jersey was going to be taken away from him. The Inaugural Australian Games was played in 1985 and Brad Laced up once again for Australia.

Nothing comes much bigger than playing against some of the world’s best, but in particular, players that went on to achieving success overseas. In 1989 Brad played for the ‘Boomers‘ against the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar team and then toured and played 14 games in the USA and Argentina.

Brad’s passion for the game of basketball has kept him in the sport following his playing career. Since stepping down from being a player, he has concentrated on his coaching of juniors, mainly through his involvement with schools and the Manly Basketball Association.

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