WASHINGTON -- Washington Mystics guard Stacey Dales-Schuman, the third overall pick in the 2002 WNBA draft, retired Wednesday to pursue a career in broadcasting.
Dales-Schuman, who helped lead Oklahoma to the 2002 NCAA
national championship game, averaged 9.3 points, 2.6 rebounds
and 2.9 assists in her three seasons with the Mystics.
"During the past couple of seasons, my passion and spirit for
playing basketball have diminished," she said. "Leaving the game
is not an easy decision to make, but one that I am fully
comfortable with for both myself and my family."
In 2002, Dales-Schuman joined ESPN as a studio analyst for its
coverage of women's college basketball. Recently, football and
men's basketball were added to her duties.
"A player of Stacey's caliber will be greatly missed by our
organization," Mystics vice president of basketball operations
Judy Holland said. "She has been an integral part of the Mystics
family for the past three seasons, and we wish her all the