Stacey Dales
Dales in 2014
Personal information
Born (1979-09-05) September 5, 1979 (age 44)
Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Listed height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Career information
High schoolThousand Islands Secondary School
(Brockville, Ontario)
CollegeOklahoma (1998–2002)
WNBA draft2002: 1st round, 3rd overall pick
Selected by the Washington Mystics
Playing career2002–2007
PositionShooting guard / small forward
Number21, 12
Career history
20022004Washington Mystics
20062007Chicago Sky
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Stacey Dales (born September 5, 1979) is a Canadian former basketball player and a current reporter on the NFL Network. Dales was born in Collingwood, Ontario, and raised in Brockville, Ontario.


Before attending the University of Oklahoma, she attended Thousand Islands Secondary School (TISS) and Dales was a star for the TISS Pirates ladies basketball team during her high school years, Dales was a major reason why TISS captured three consecutive Ontario ‘AA’ high school senior girls basketball championships 1994, 1995 & 1996. After graduating in 1997 she attended the University of Oklahoma, Dales made an Olympic appearance for Canada in 2000 and was a first team All-American in 2001 and 2002. She was named the 2001 and 2002 Big 12 Conference Player of the Year and is the Big 12 all-time career assist leader (764). In 2002, she was the all-sports Academic All-American of the Year.[1] She was the first Oklahoma player to record 1,700 points, 600 rebounds and 700 assists. During her senior year she led the Sooners to the NCAA Championship game where they lost to Connecticut.

Dales was drafted third overall in 2002 by the Washington Mystics, the highest pick ever for a Canadian. That year she was named to the All-Star team as a replacement. When she was with Washington, she was diagnosed with Raynaud's phenomenon in her hands. In 2004, she announced her retirement from the league for the first time.

After a one-year retirement, Dales joined the Chicago Sky, who picked her in the expansion draft of 2006 after Washington left her unprotected. On April 5, 2008, Dales announced her retirement from the WNBA for the second time.

Dales was inducted into Brockville's Hall of Fame in June 2016, alongside her brother Burke.

College statistics


  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1998–99 Oklahoma 29 346 39.0 31.2 66.0 6.9 5.2 1.3 0.6 11.9
1999–00 Oklahoma 33 420 41.2 35.2 61.7 5.1 5.8 1.9 0.3 12.7
2000–01 Oklahoma 34 543 47.6 32.6 66.0 5.1 7.3 2.4 0.1 16.0
2001–02 Oklahoma 36 611 47.6 38.7 78.6 5.0 4.9 1.8 0.3 17.0
Career Oklahoma 132 1920 44.4 34.8 68.7 5.5 5.8 1.9 0.3 14.5

WNBA statistics

A 6'0" (183 cm) guard-forward, Dales played for the Washington Mystics and Chicago Sky. She ranked 4th in the WNBA for 3-pointers made (62) and 2nd in 3-point attempts (201) in 2007.


From 2002 - 2008 Dales served as a men's and women's college basketball analyst, as well as a sideline reporter for college football and the NBA, on ESPN. Dales was the first female at ESPN to work as an in-studio men's basketball analyst. In August 2009 the NFL Network announced that it hired Dales to serve as host and national reporter/correspondent for NFL Media Programming. Dales is currently in her tenth year, entering her eleventh NFL season, with the NFL Network. For the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Dales was hired by NBC Universal Sports to work as a correspondent. Dales has also served as a sideline reporter for TNT covering primetime NBA games as well as for CBS covering primetime NFL games.[3][4] In 2018 and 2019 Dales was hired as a brand ambassador and spokesperson for Phillips 66 in connection with its long running partnership with the Big 12 Basketball Tournament. In 2018, Fox Sports announced that it hired Dales to serve as color analyst for women's college basketball coverage for the 2018–2019 season.[5]

Personal life

Dales' brother Burke played 10 seasons in the Canadian Football League, retiring in 2014. Her cousin, Jason Arnott, played 18 seasons in the NHL, retiring in 2013.


  1. ^ "ESPN The Magazine Annual Acacemic All-America® of the Year Recipients" (PDF). CoSIDA. Retrieved March 20, 2011.
  2. ^ "Women's Basketball Player stats". NCAA. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  3. ^ "Stacey Dales NBA on TNT". Retrieved February 9, 2016.
  4. ^ "Stacey Dales Talks CBS". October 18, 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  5. ^ "Top College Hoops Voices Return 2018-2019 Season". November 6, 2018. Retrieved November 7, 2018.