Tyler Dorsey Lands Duke Offer, Wants to Play Point in College
Tyler Dorseypicked up an offer from Duke on Monday, and his father says the 6-foot-5 guard definitely wants to play the point in college.
“That’s really important,” Jerrid Dorsey told SNY.tv Wednesday. “At the end of the day, that’s what he wants to do. That’s where he feels his future is. He really believes he has it in himself to to become a great point guard.”
Dorsey is a natural scorer and is listed as a shooting guard by the major recruiting services, but the Bellflower (CA) St. John Bosco guard has always been a floor general.
“He’s such a good scorer, but at the same time he makes the right basketball play,” his dad said. “Playing the point is the right decision.”
Duke could potentially use Dorsey at the point beginning in 2015 if they land Tyus Jones this year and he is one-and-done.
“He felt good [when Duke offered],” Jerrid said. “It’s always a good thing when you hear from one of the top guys in college basketball. It was really good.”
Dorsey also holds offers from Louisville, Kansas, Texas. Arizona, UConn, Cal, UCLA and USC among others.
Kentucky has expressed interest, and Jerrid feels they may offer soon.
“I think Kentucky is on their way to doing that,” Jerrid said. “I haven’t talked to [Coach John] Calipari recently. I know they’ve been recruiting and getting after it.
“I anticipate something coming from there soon.”
Kansas, Texas and N.C. State are among those who have recently called.
“Kansas is recruiting him real hard,” he said. “He’s spoken to them.”
Jerrid said they would try to visit several schools later this year or next summer.
“I would say hopefully we’ll get down and visit Kentucky and Louisville and some of the other schools,” he said. “I believe Michigan and UConn. It’ll go up from there. We’ll try to get out and hit as much as we can.”
Eventually, he will cut his list and take his five officials.
“The good thing is Tyler is wide open,” his father said. “His college choice is not going to be determined with him staying close to home. He will pick the best school and the coach who is the best fit for him so he could end up anywhere in the country.”
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