Former USF Great Quintin Dailey Dies

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    NEWSLETTERS

    TK
    Quintin Dailey tries to cover Magic Johnson while playing for the Clippers.

    One of the links to the University of San Francisco's glory days of basketball passed away.

    Former college basketball and NBA star Quintin Dailey died on Monday in Las Vegas, according to the Las Vegas Journal Review. The cause of death fhas not been determined. Dailey died in his sleep.

    While at USF, Dailey became the all-time single-season scoring leader in Bay Area Division I basketball history. But his playing days, both in the NCAA and the NBA, were marred by personal demons that the talented player just couldn't seem to shake.

    In 1982, he pled guilty to an attempted assault charge on a USF nursing student and in the NBA he was suspended twice for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

    Still there was no denying Dailey's talent. As a freshman, the guard average 13.6 point a game and he almost doubled that number to 25.2 point per game before he left USF for the Chicago Bulls.

    He is survived by his son Quintin Jr., who currently plays basketball at Eastern Michigan University and his daughter Qunci.

    "Tomorrow ain't promised ... RIP Quintin Dailey Sr. I love you dad ...," Quntin Jr. posted Tuesday on Twitter. "And here I was thinking he was invicible."

    Quintin Dailey was 49-years-old.