Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Kevin Ollie, the head coach of reigning national champion UConn, has approached former Arizona commit Tyler Dorsey about re-recruiting him.
The 6-foot-4 Dorsey played with current UConn freshman Daniel Hamilton at Bellflower (CA) St. John Bosco and the two players are “good friends,” Jerrid Dorsey, Tyler’s father, told SNY.tv Monday evening.
“We like UConn, it makes it real attractive,” Jerrid said by phone. “We’re just trying to see where Tyler’s going to really be comfortable at. Not just at UConn, but to one school in general where he can go in and help and do what he does.”
He added: “We’re trying to talk a little bit [with Ollie] and see if it works because we do have five other schools that we’ve been talking to for a little while, so we’re just trying to see if a visit works.”
Now at Los Angeles (CA) Maranatha, Dorsey has cut his list to Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, Kansas and Oregon, and has visited all five. He previously cut UConn, St. John’s, Louisville and Georgetown from his list.
“He already took his officials to all five schools and it’s more a matter of studying each situation,” Jerrid said.
Assistant coaches from Oregon, Colorado and Cal have been in this past week.
Louisville, which missed out on P.J. Dozier, also reached out but is not under consideration.
“They were trying to get another kid and then they came back recently and we were kind of too far ahead in our recruiting process,” Jerrid said. “That’s all it was.”
Dorsey plans to sign in the spring, after he and his family have watched a season’s worth of college hoops and determined who’s “going and coming,” his father said.
Through his first four games, Dorsey is averaging 27.3 points , 14.0 rebounds and 5.8 assists.
“He’s starting off good and he wants to amp it up even more,” his father said. “So we’re expecting big things from him this year. And the team should have a big year. We’re missing a couple players, so once we get our size back I think we’re going to have a pretty good year.”
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.
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