1975-76 Men's Basketball Roster
#44 ADRIAN DANTLEY
Hometown Washington, DC
High School DeMatha
- Inducted into the Purcell Pavilion Ring of Honor on March 2, 2012.
- Named the national player of the year as a junior in 1975-76 by the United States Basketball Writers Association.
- A two-time first-team All-American in 1974-75 and 1975-76.
- A member of the United States Olympic basketball team that won the gold medal in Montreal in 1976.
- Averaged 18.3 points per game as a starting forward as a freshman for the Irish in 1973-74.
- Finished second nationally in scoring as a sophomore with a 30.4 average, ranked fourth nationally in scoring as a junior in ’75-’76 with a 28.6 average.
- Played on teams that finished 26-3, 19-10 and 23-6, earning mention on NCAA all-regional teams as a sophomore and junior.
- Ranks third on the Irish career scoring list (behind Austin Carr and Luke Harangody) with 2,223 points.
- Posted a 25.8 career scoring average and a 9.8 career rebound average and made more free throws (615) than any player in Irish history.
- After passing up his senior season to make himself available for the NBA draft, Dantley returned to finish his degree requirements at Notre Dame by 1978.
- The sixth overall pick in the ’76 NBA draft by Buffalo Braves, he was named the NBA rookie of the year in ’77 with a 20.3 scoring average and a 7.6 rebound mark.
- Dantley played 15 seasons in the NBA, averaging 24.3 points per game.
- Led the league five times in free throws made in a season and led the NBA in scoring in ’81 at 30.7 and ’84 at 30.6.
- His 23,177 career points ranks 21st all-time in the NBA.
- A six-time NBA All-Star (1980-82, 1984-86), he was named NBA Comeback Player of the Year in 1984, the year he led the league in scoring (30.6).
- A scholastic All-America player at DeMatha Catholic High School (Md.), he was born Feb. 28, 1956, in Washington, D.C.
- Dantley became the sixth individual with Notre Dame connections to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in ’08.
Notre Dame Career Statistics