Two Canadians are shooting hoops in the Women's National Basketball Association in 2003.

Six-foot four-inch centre Tammy Sutton-Brown of Markham, Ontario begins her third season with the Charlotte Sting, the organization that drafted her 18th overall in 2001. Sutton-Brown, 25, averaged 11.9 points and six rebounds per game during the 2002 season, and ranked fourth in the WNBA in field-goal percentage (.531). Also in 2002, Sutton-Brown became the first Canadian to be selected as a WNBA All-Star.

Tammy Sutton-Brown
In 2002, Sutton-Brown became the first Canadian to be selected as a WNBA All-Star.

After a successful rookie campaign during which she averaged 9.8 points and 2.7 assists per game, and ranked ninth in the WNBA in three-point field goals made (43), Stacey Dales-Schuman of Brockville, Ontario tips off her second season with the Washington Mystics. The six-foot, 23-year-old guard was named to the Eastern Conference WNBA All-Star team in 2002. Dales-Schuman was selected third overall by Washington in the WNBA Draft 2002 - the highest a Canadian ever has been drafted in the WNBA.

Since the league's inception in 1997, seven Canadian players have been drafted by or named to a WNBA team. In addition to Sutton-Brown and Dales-Schuman, Amber Hall of Vancouver, British Columbia played for the Portland Fire in 2002; Angie Ball of Pickering, Ontario was named to Charlotte's opening day roster in 2001; Cal Bouchard of Aurora, Ontario was drafted by the Detroit Shock as the 60th pick overall in 2000; Merle Lynn Lange-Harris of Toronto, Ontario played for the Phoenix Mercury in 1999; and Kelly Boucher of Calgary, Alberta played for Charlotte in 1998.

Tammy Sutton-Brown | 55
Season statistics & Notes Season splits Game-by-game stats Bio Printable player file
 PPG 11.3
 RPG 6.70
 APG .7
 EFF + 17.00
Position:  C
Born: 01/27/78
Height: 6-4 /  1,93
Weight: 199  lbs. / 90,3  kg.
College: Rutgers '01
Career Highlights
  • Named to the 2002 Eastern Conference All-Star Team

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    Named to the 2002 Eastern Conference All-Star TeamSet new career-highs in points (22) and field goals made (10) vs. Orlando on July 17Registered two double-doubles (14 points, 10 rebounds at Utah on June 8; 13 points, 10 rebounds vs. Portland on July 3)Ranked fourth in the WNBA in field goal percentage and 15th reboundingLed the team in scoring seven times and in rebounding 13 timesPlayoffs Averaged 7.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in two gamesShot 50.0% (7-14) from the floor.

    Played in 29 of 32 games starting the last 21 . . .Charlotte was 17-4 with her in the starting lineup . . . Ranked third among WNBA rookies in field goal percentage (49.0), third in blocked shots (1.34), third in rebounds (4.4) and tied for tenth in scoring (6.8) . . . Ranked tenth in the WNBA in blocked shots . . . Is the second Canadian to play in the WNBA (Charlottes Kelly Boucher 1998) . . . Scored in double figures seven times . . . Led Charlotte in scoring twice and in rebounds eight times . . . In her second start of the season on June 29, posted her first career double-double with career highs of 20 points and 10 rebounds . . . Set Sting records with 12 blocks in three games (June 24-29) and 15 blocks in four games (June 24-30) . . . Playoffs Started all eight games averaging 7.5 points and 3.3 rebounds hitting 54.3 percent of her shots.

    Ranks third in field-goal percentage (.574), fourth in blocked shots (146), sixth in free throws attempted (487), tied for third in games played (128), eighth in free throws made (298), 12th in rebounds (672), and 16th in scoring (1,216) in Rutgers career record books . . . Posted 56 double-digit scoring games, including five games with 20 or more points, along with 13 double-digit rebounding games and nine double-doubles in her career . . . As a senior, named to the All-Big East Third Team . . . Led the Scarlet Knights in scoring, field goal percentage and blocks, and ranked third in rebounding . . . As a junior, led the team in field goal percentage and blocks and ranked third in scoring and rebounding . . . Was named the teams Most Improved Player for the third straight year . . . Named to the Big East All-Tournament Team after scoring 39 points and grabbing 17 rebounds in three games . . . As a sophomore, ranked second in the Big East in field goal percentage, setting a school single-season field goal percentage record in the process . . . Also ranked seventh in the Big East in blocked shots and 15th in rebounds . . . Placed third on the team in scoring and second in rebounding despite playing only 21.3 minutes per game due to a stress fracture in her left foot . . . Was named Big East Player of the Week twice and was named to the All-Big East Third Team at seasons end . . . As a freshman, ranked fourth in the Big East in blocked shots and ninth in offensive rebounds . . . Led the team in field goal percentage and blocks, and was the teams third leading rebounder.

    International Member of the 2000 Canadian Olympic Team...Averaged 10.3 points and 7.3 rebounds a game in Sydney...Played with the Canadian Junior National Team in high school and has played with the Canadian National Team each of the last three summers.


  • Daughter of Jean and Monroe Sutton-Brown
  • Honored with the Harry Jerome Award for Athlete of the Year
  • Led Markham District High School to the regional championship all four years of high school and provincial silver medals in 1992 and 1993
  • Stacey Dales-Schuman | 21
    Season statistics & Notes Season splits Game-by-game stats Bio Printable player file
     PPG 7.3
     RPG 1.80
     APG 4.0
     EFF + 7.75
    Position:  F
    Born: 09/05/79
    Height: 6-0 /  1,83
    Weight: 155  lbs. / 70,3  kg.
    College: Oklahoma '02
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    2002 Season:
    Led all scorers with 23 points in 31 minutes of play, shot 5-9 from the field, and 11-12 from free throw line vs. Orlando (6/1/02)Scored a team-high 15 points (6-11 fg) with three assists, two rebounds and one steal at Phoenix (6/3/02)Scored 11 points in 29 min, (4-8 fg) grabbed two rebounds and four assists at Utah (6/4/02)Contributed 13 points on 4-8 shooting , 3-6 from three-point line, was perfect from the free throw line in two attempts, also had three assists and one block in the game vs. Indiana (6/7/02)Played 34 min, while shooting 100% from the free throw line (6-6), helped out with four assists and 11 points vs. Houston (6/13/02))Played 46 min, scored 26 points, shot 8-15 from the field, shot 4-7 from beyond the arc, shot 6-7 from the free throw line, grabbed 7 rebounds, two assists, and one blocked shot at Sacramento (6/25/02)Played 30 minutes, scored 10 points, shot 2-5 from beyond the arc, grabbed four rebounds, and five assists at LA (6/27/02)Played 25 minutes, scored 14 points, went 3-5 from the line, grabbed two rebounds and six assists at Portland (6/28/02)Played 21 min, went 100% from the free throw line (2-2), had one rebound and two assists, grabbed two steals at New York (8/8/02)In 26 minutes of play, shot 5-7 from the field, including 3-5 from 3-pt and 3-4 from the line for 16 points and a team high five assists in the game vs. New York (8/9/02)Played 25 minutes, scored 11 points at Cleveland (8/11/02)...Named to the 2002 WNBA All-Star Team as a replacement for the injured Chamique Holdsclaw...Finished season ranked 11th in the WNBA in 3-pt field goals made, ranks 19th in WNBA in 3-pt field goals per 40 minutes...Among rookies, ranked 5th in scoring average, 5th in field goal percentage, 5th in assists per game.

    Led her team to the 2001-2002 NCAA Championship game...Team captain...Averaged 17.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 1.8 steals per game...Also shot 47.6 percent from the field, 38.7 percent from the three-point line, and 78.6 percent from the free throw line...Was one of four players to start all 36 games...Led the team in scoring, free throws made, attempted and percentage, and tied for third in rebounds per game...ended the year ranked 71st in the NCAA in scoring...Had four double-doubles this season, pushing her career total to 13, ranking ninth on OUs all time double-double chart...scored 10 plus points in 32-of-36 games...has surpassed the 20 point mark 11 times...led the team in assists 25 times, scoring 13 times, steals nine times, and rebounding six times.

    Was a member of the 2001 Canadian Senior National Team that placed fourth at the COPABA world qualification tournament, Tournament of the Americas ... averaged 4.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.


    • Majored in communications
    • Born in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada, on September 5, 1979
    • Daughter of Jim and Heather Dales
    • Has an older brother Burke (24) who signed as a free agent with the Pittsburgh Steelers
    • Was a member of the Canadian National Women's Basketball teams in 1999, 2000 and 2001
    • Had July 2, 2001 declared as "Stacey Dales Day" in Brockville and gave her the Award of Merit for achievement and accomplishments above and beyond the realm of the usual efforts
    • Named Brockville's Sportsperson of the Year in 1999 and 2000
    • Entertains the team with Saturday Night Live skits while on road trips
    • Dreams of being a regular on Saturday Night Live
    • Is a talented artist and enjoys singing and humor
    • Enjoys spending time with her yellow labs, Gracie and Allie
    • Husband is Chris Schuman, they married one week after Stacey competed in the NCAA Championships.
    • During the 2002-03 WNBA off-season, served as a studio analyst for ESPNs coverage of Womens College Basketball
    • Sited as Rookie Analyst of the Year by USA Todays TV Columnist Rudy Martzke