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
1988–89 NBA season
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. The season before (1979–80)
he set an NBA rookie record for steals in a season with 211 (2.57 per
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
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 September 2003, Bradley became a Maryland Transportation Authority
List of National
Basketball Association players with 9 or more steals
in a game
^ Most steals in an NBA game
^ NBA.com: Regular season records: steals
^ Whittaker, Matt (September 13, 2003). "Ex-athlete on the rebound".
Baltimore Sun. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
NBA stats @ basketballreference.com
1979 NBA Draft