2015 Intro: Tyler Dorsey

One of the more promising young players on the West Coast is 2015 guard Tyler Dorsey. Here's an introduction to his recruitment and game.

This summer, one of the most intriguing 2015 prospects on the AAU circuit was 6-foot-4, 175-pound Los Angeles Ribet Academy guard Tyler Dorsey.

Despite playing against older competition, Dorsey's shooting ability allowed him to make a big impact on multiple games this July.

With so many schools already having seen that Dorsey is capable of, it's no surprise that several coaches have stopped by Ribet to watch the guard work out.

"UCLA, Stanford, USC, UTEP, California and Washington State are some of the schools that have been by, and George Mason will be here on Wednesday," Ribet Academy coach William Middlebrooks said.

Dorsey's Belmont Shore AAU coach, Dinos Trigonis, has also heard from a number of schools interested in the recruit.

"He's unofficially visited Stanford and California already and Arizona has offered him a scholarship," said Trigonis. "Duke, Connecticut, Florida State, Illinois, Texas, Washington and Oregon State are showing interest in him as well."

Despite his young age, Dorsey hasn't been overwhelmed by the early amount of recruiting attention.

"He's been so high profile for so long, even at the middle school level, so he's used to it," Middlebrooks said. "I don't think it fazes him too much."

While the recruitment can wait, developing his game is a priority for now, and Middlebrooks is happy with where Dorsey is despite not having played a single official game at the high school level.

"He has a toughness about him that I like," Middlebrooks said. "He has a high basketball IQ and is a great kid. He's a well-rounded kid and it's not just about basketball. He's a good kid and a good student. He's the complete package."

The goal for this season will be for Dorsey to learn to play point guard for Ribet.

"We're working on him running the team," said Middlebrooks. "As a freshman he'll be our point guard and he's very good at it. So he's learning how to run a team in the midst of adversity, which he's actually picking up pretty well. Learning the offense, controlling the floor, that kind of thing. That's our major focus for this year."

Looking ahead, Middlebrooks is excited about what lies ahead for Dorsey.

"He can be as good as he wants to be," Middlebrooks said. "If he stays on track and stays focused, which I believe he will, he has a shot to go all the way."

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