Dudley Bradley

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Dudley Bradley
Personal information
Born (1957-03-19) March 19, 1957 (age 60)
Baltimore, Maryland
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Edgewood (Edgewood, Maryland)
College North Carolina (1975–1979)
NBA draft 1979 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Playing career 1979–1993
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Number 7, 22, 24
Career history
19791981 Indiana Pacers
1981–1982 Phoenix Suns
1982–1983 Chicago Bulls
1983–1984 Detroit Spirits
1983–1984 Toronto Tornados
19841986 Washington Bullets
19861987 Milwaukee Bucks
1987–1988 New Jersey Nets
1988–1989 Atlanta Hawks
1991 Saskatchewan Storm
1991–1992 Omaha Racers
1992–1993 Oklahoma City Cavalry
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 3,131 (5.2 ppg)
Rebounds 1,098 (1.8 rpg)
Assists 1,147 (1.9 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Dudley Leroy Bradley (born March 19, 1957) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA.

Bradley played collegiately at the University of North Carolina and was selected 13th overall in the 1979 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers. He played nine NBA seasons for 7 different teams and left the league after the 1988–89 NBA season with averages of 5.2 points, 1.8 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game.

In two separate games in November 1980, as a member of the Pacers, Bradley recorded a notable 9 steals.[1] The season before (1979–80) he set an NBA rookie record for steals in a season with 211 (2.57 per game).[2]

As a college player, Bradley made one of the most memorable plays in University of North Carolina history on Jan. 17, 1979. With the game clock under 10 seconds and the Tar Heels trailing by one point in a road game against rival N.C. State, Bradley stole the ball from Wolfpack guard Clyde Austin and dribbled for an uncontested dunk that gave UNC a 70-69 win. His prowess at forcing turnovers and defending opposing players in college earned Bradley the nickname "The Secretary of Defense."

After his NBA career, Bradley played a season or two in the World Basketball League. He played in that league for the Saskatchewan Storm in 1990–91.[3]

In September 2003, Bradley became a Maryland Transportation Authority police officer.[4]

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  1. ^ Most steals in an NBA game
  2. ^ NBA.com: Regular season records: steals
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Whittaker, Matt (September 13, 2003). "Ex-athlete on the rebound". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved February 20, 2012. 

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