The Associated Press is reporting this evening that former Baltimore basketball legend Quintin Dailey died Tuesday in Las Vegas, at the age 49. According to the report, he died naturally of hypertensive cardiovascular disease.
Dailey, one of the original high flyers, dazzled fans in the Baltimore Catholic League with his array rim rattling dunks and thrilling offensive performances, while playing at Cardinal Gibbons under legendary Crusader head coach Ray Mullis in the late seventies and early eighties.
Dailey went from Gibbons to the University of San Francisco where he became that school’s all-time leading scorer with 1,841 points. In 1981 and 1982, he was named West Coast Conference Player of the Year, before being drafted by the Chicago Bulls.
He was named to the NBA All-Rookie team in 1982-1983 and would go on to also play for the Los Angeles Clippers and Seattle Supersonics, averaging 14.2 points per game throughout his career.
At the time of his death, Dailey worked as a supervisor at a community center for at-risk youth in Las Vegas. Dailey is survived by two children, a daughter, Quincy, and a son, Quintin, Jr., who is a basketball player at Eastern Michigan University.