Oregon landed one of 2015's top scorers in Tyler Dorsey. Scout breaks down the four-star shooting guard's game.
On Monday, Tyler Dorsey
ended his recruitment, choosing Oregon
over finalists Arizona State
The 6-foot-4, 185-pound shooting guard from Pasadena (Calif.) Maranatha is one of the better scorers in the 2015 class. He's a ball dominant player whose strength is his pull-up midrange jumper, which is his best weapon in the half court.
Dorsey is most comfortable in transition, where his size, ball skills and ability to change speeds help him maneuver through space and find open lanes to the basket. Given the fact that Dana Altman
prefers to play up-tempo basketball, Dorsey should be able to thrive in Eugene.
While Dorsey is better shooting from midrange than three, he's capable of knocking down long range jumpers as well. He's also a threat to attack the basket and he's made a living at the free throw line over the course of his senior season.
Dorsey rebounds well for a guard and gets his share of points on putbacks, while also giving good effort on the defensive glass.
Dorsey plays hard and usually competes on defense. He's a clutch player that tends to do a good job in pressure situations due to his ability to create his own shot.
While Dorsey is very ball dominant and has been sold as a point guard in the past, he's been at his best over the course of his career while focusing on efficiently scoring.
His ability to handle the ball will allow him to be a secondary or even primary ball handler if that's what Altman prefers, but his best quality is his ability to score.
Given the fact that Oregon does have other guys who can handle the ball, such as Ahmaad Rorie
, Casey Benson
and incoming guard Kendall Small
, it will be important for Dorsey to be just as comfortable playing off the ball as on it.
Altman does a good job getting the most out of his personnel and he certainly has a lot of talent to work with when it comes to Dorsey. The Ducks are getting a kid who should be able to step into Joseph Young's role as a scorer.
Dorsey is Scout's 40th ranked prospect in 2015.