Quintin Dailey

Basketball, Basketball Player

1961 – 2010


Who was Quintin Dailey?

Quintin "Q" Dailey was an American professional basketball player. A 6'3" guard who played collegiately at the University of San Francisco, he later went on to a career in the NBA, playing for the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, and Seattle SuperSonics over the course of his 10-year tenure in the league.

Dailey was born on January 22, 1961, in Baltimore and was a schoolboy star at Cardinal Gibbons School. Heavily recruited out of high school, Dailey chose to attend the University of San Francisco from among the 200 schools that pursued him and play for the school's basketball team. Dailey scored 1,841 points during his collegiate career, averaging 20.5 points per game. The 755 points he scored during his third and final year at USF, averaging 25.2 points per game, broke the school record that had been held by Bill Cartwright.

In February 1982, Dailey was arrested for sexually assaulting a female resident assistant two months earlier. He pleaded guilty in June to a lesser charge of aggravated assault. During the investigation, Dailey admitted to accepting $5,000 for a no-show job at a business owned by a prominent USF non-sports donor. A month later, school president Rev. John Lo Schiavo announced that he was shutting down the basketball program. USF had been on NCAA probation twice in recent years, and LoSchiavo called the revelation about Dailey's no-show job "the last straw." The program wouldn't return until 1985. Four days after his guilty plea, the Bulls selected Dailey as the seventh overall pick in the 1982 NBA Draft.

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Jan 22, 1961
  • African American
  • United States of America
  • University of San Francisco
Lived in
  • Baltimore
Nov 8, 2010
Las Vegas

on July 23, 2013


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