SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Former Virginia star Dawn Staley insists she's 5-foot-6, relatively small to thrive in a sport professed to be for those with exceptional size. Former Cavalier coach Debbie Ryan believes Staley is barely 5-4.
On Sunday afternoon, Staley will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. alongside towering luminaries of the game. Talent has trumped the perceived vertical limitation.