Bruce Dalrymple

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Bruce Dalrymple
Bruce Dalrymple, Duke Chronicle 1985-11-21.jpg
Dalrymple playing for Georgia Tech in 1985
Personal information
Born (1964-04-21) April 21, 1964 (age 57)
Manhattan, New York
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Johnsbury Academy
(St. Johnsbury, Vermont)
CollegeGeorgia Tech (1983–1987)
NBA draft1987 / Round: 2 / Pick: 46th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
PositionShooting guard
Career history
1987–1988Rockford Lightning
Career highlights and awards

Henry Van "Bruce" Dalrymple (born April 21, 1964) is an American former basketball player best known for his college career at Georgia Tech. He was a second round pick in the 1987 NBA draft.

Dalrymple was born in Manhattan, but attended prep school St. Johnsbury Academy in St. Johnsbury, Vermont on a basketball scholarship. While there, he led the school to its first state championship as a junior, then a runner-up finish as a senior.[1][2] Dalrymple was named a McDonald’s and Parade high school All-American.[3]

Dalrymple chose Georgia Tech, coached by fellow New Yorker Bobby Cremins. He joined future National Basketball Association (NBA) players Mark Price, John Salley and Yvon Joseph in the starting lineup as a freshman, averaging 13.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game and was named Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year.[4]

In Dalrymple’s sophomore season, the Yellow Jackets added Duane Ferrell and the team won both the ACC regular season and tournament championships, finishing the season 27–8 after losing to Georgetown in the elite eight of the NCAA Tournament. The next season, Dalrymple was featured with senior backcourt partner Price on the cover of Sports Illustrated as Georgia Tech was the magazine’s preseason number one.[5] The team went 27–7 and made it to the Sweet Sixteen of the 1986 NCAA Tournament.

After the close of his Yellow Jackets career, Dalrymple was drafted in the second round (46th pick) of the 1987 NBA draft by the Phoenix Suns. Considered a tweener (seen as too small to play as a forward but without the shooting ability to play shooting guard in the NBA), he did not make the Suns’ final roster. He played briefly with the Rockford Lightning in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA) during the 1987–88 season, before retiring from professional basketball.[1]

College statistics[edit]

1983–84 Georgia Tech 29 29 34.6 .477 .754 6.9 2.2 1.4 0.2 13.6
1984–85 Georgia Tech 35 35 35.6 .501 .727 5.9 3.9 1.9 0.1 12.9
1985–86 Georgia Tech 34 34 32.9 .521 .634 5.0 4.1 2.1 0.1 10.8
1986–87 Georgia Tech 28 28 34.4 .439 .267 .720 5.9 3.9 1.8 0.1 13.4
Career 126 126 34.4 .484 .267 .713 5.9 3.5 1.8 0.1 12.6


  1. ^ a b Rosenberg, I. J. (December 24, 2015). "Whatever happened to ... Bruce Dalrymple?". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved September 22, 2018.
  2. ^ "Striding without the boots". The Boston Globe. January 26, 1984. p. 61. Retrieved September 22, 2018 – via open access
  3. ^ "Bruce Dalrymple picks up Cremins' signal loud and clear". The Baltimore Sun. March 5, 1987. p. 100. Retrieved September 22, 2018 – via open access
  4. ^ "Georgia Tech's Bruce Dalrymple selected ACC Rookie of the Year". The Greenville News. March 15, 1984. p. 56. Retrieved September 22, 2018 – via open access
  5. ^ Newman, Bruce (November 20, 1985). "Opposite sides of the tracks". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved September 22, 2018.

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