Five Star Guard Tyler Dorsey commits to Arizona

Tyler Dorsey as shown above, should be a top player to watch when he arrives in Tuscon in 2015.

Five-star recruit Tyler Dorsey, a 6’5, 175 lb guard out of John Bosco High in Bellflower, California, tweeted yesterday afternoon, that he has committed to Arizona. Dorsey, ranked No. 7 overall in's rankings for the 2015 class, has said Arizona has been recruiting him since he was in the eighth grade. Dorsey is the first member of the 2015 class to commit to Arizona and continues a successful run of recruiting in California by Miller. Arizona got highly touted forward Stanley Johnson out of Santa Ana Mater Dei and point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright out of Los Angeles Loyola in the 2014 class, current freshman phenom Aaron Gordon out of San Jose Archbishop Mitty in 2013. Never mind that Dorsey is a Top 10 player in the class of 2015, the highest-rated prospect in Southern California and one of the top two high school junior guards in the country. Dorsey said he never even bothered to officially narrow down a list of finalists, though he did listen to late pushes from UCLA under new coach Steve Alford, and even to Duke. Dinos Trigonis, Dorsey’s coach with the Belmont Shore travel team, said Dorsey’s baseline-to-baseline quickness compares to John Wall’s, and that he scores best while playing on the ball instead of coming off screens. Trigonis states Dorsey can evolve into an NBA-style scoring lead guard, along the lines of players such as Gilbert Arenas, Russell Westbrook or Wall.


Tyler Dorsey said he felt Miller would best develop him for the NBA, where Dorsey is expected to evolve into a scoring-minded lead guard. He could play a combo guard role for Arizona, similar to how Nick Johnson is playing now, though his father said Tyler has always played point guard.  Dorsey will be the fourth Belmont Shore alum to play for the Wildcats. Trigonis’ club also featured Rick Anderson, Kyle Fogg and Grant Jerrett. Dorsey held offers from UConn, Arizona State, Florida, Gonzaga, Louisville, just to name a few of the many offers. Dorsey’s game includes one of the best pull-up jump shots in high school basketball. His offensive style reminds somewhat of Jerryd Bayless, and the two also are comparably tall and built. Dorsey uses his dribble to set up jumpers, elevates nicely and has a quick release.

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Anthony Gimino, ESPN