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Sunday / June 16.
  • 2015 Standout Dorsey Awaiting Kentucky Offer

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    By CHIP MILLER

    Special to ZAGSBLOG

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. —  For most freshmen, the thought of college seems miles away. Not even old enough to drive, thoughts of where you will attend school are scheduled for the junior and senior year.

    For 2015 Ribet Academy (Los Angeles, Ca.) point guard Tyler Dorsey, choosing where he will attend school will occur over the next few months. That choice isn’t focused on a NCAA Division 1 program, at least not yet, instead it’s focused on some of the country’s top prep schools.

    Jerrid Dorsey, father of Tyler, says St. Johns Bosco (Los Angeles, Cal.) and national powerhouses Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Cal.) and Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) are among those being considered for the 2012-13 season.

    “The one that I think right now, that we’re interested in would be, maybe St. Johns Bosco, which has the two Hamilton brothers, Isaac and Daniel. I’m trying to see what else they have and how the chemistry [between the three of them] would work,” said Mr. Dorsey.

    “Then you’ve got Mater Dei, which is one of the better schools in Southern California,” Jerrid said. “I really don’t think they’re going to work either, but we’ll take another quick look at them.”

    When it comes to Findlay Prep, distance is a concern. “They’re a little further away, but I think Tyler can handle it,” said Jerrid. “If it was going to be the best situation for him, then I think he can handle that. Probably his junior year would be better, but the way they’re transitioning now over there, he could step right in and be one of the main guys.”

    Although the current focus is on locking down a decision for next season, the ultimate decision will be where Tyler will attend college. UCLA, North Carolina, Louisville, Kansas and Illinois are among those showing early interest.

    “The highest interest right now, undoubtedly, is Arizona. They made an early offer before high school started. They made an offer in eighth grade,” Jerrid said. Tyler also holds offers from USC and Oregon State.

    When Tyler was asked who was showing interest, his last statement was accompanied with a huge smile, “I’m just waiting on Kentucky to come in.”

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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.

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