One of the better prospects on the west coast is 6-3 shooting guard Tyler Dorsey out of Bellflower, California. He’s rated in many of the services top ten players in the class of 2015 and the top guard by many in his class. In fact one of my AAU circuit friends and a well respected talent evaluator from the west coast, Dinos Tragonis, said the Dorsey would be a good fit with Duke and the way they use their lead guards in a chat we had. Dorseys Dad was a multi sport athlete, so there is some lineage at work here. “He’s a confident player and aggressive on both ends of the court. I see him as a college two guard and an NBA point,” said Tragonis. Dorsey was often seen this past weekend with the ball in his hands, meaning he was running the point as often as he was what many refer to as the shooting or two guard spot. It was clear to me that he was still getting accustomed to the point but he certainly is what I would term a hybrid guard and hybrids have become all the rage in the college game of late with their ability to cause match up problems for the opposing team. If you have followed the Blue Devils over the years, you realize that Coach Mike Krzyzewski does not always play traditional positions but more match ups., so I can see Tragonis point. It was about a decade ago now that I broke a Tragonis Belmont Shores product to Duke named DeMarcus Nelson who was the epitome of a hybrid guard. What I am saying is that Tragonis knows what kind of players the Blue Devils are looking for in that he’s had a long relationship with the staff. “Dorsey can be as good a distributor as a scorer if he has good players around him,” said Tragonis and it was shortly after that when I noticed Dorseys knowledge of the game as he tried to direct teammates with a constant chatter to the right position on the court. And like many good players, you could see the frustration on his face when guys were not spacing properly or when they would not carry through on the court to loosen up the passing lanes. Anyhow, Dorsey is a young man to keep and eye on and now that he is on the radar, check out the latest on him in our interview below where he speaks of Duke contact and more.
Now that the contact period is open for contact with collegiate coaches again, have you heard from Duke?
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