Duke offers Tyler Dorsey

Another scholarship offer has gone out in the class of 2015, and this time it's to a five star scoring point guard out of California.

Sources confirmed that Duke has offered a scholarship to five star guard Tyler Dorsey after the 6-foot-5, 175 pounder's performance this past week in Las Vegas. Dorsey becomes the third prospect in the rising junior class to earn an official offer from the Blue Devils.

Scout.com's National Recruiting Analyst, Evan Daniels, confirmed the news late Monday via the premium message boards.

"Duke offered Tyler Dorsey today," said Daniels. "He was great in Vegas. In fact, he played better than I've ever seen him in Vegas. In a game against [five star shooting guard] Malik Newman and [five star point guard] Emmanuel Mudiay, he stepped up and competed. Coach K was at that game."

That game, which took place on July 26 at the Fab 48 Showcase, saw Dorsey score 35 points while hitting seven three pointers. The 6-foot-5 scorer showed the range on his jump shot, but he also used his dribble to get into the mid-range area for pull-ups and mixed in strong drives to the rim, where he didn't have an issue finishing.

"I knew I was playing them," Dorsey said of the match up. "I was hyped up for this game. I knew I had to come out there and show them what I got. I had the hot hand so I kept shooting."

Dorsey is ranked as the nation's No. 8 overall prospects in 2015, and the second best shooting guard in the country by Scout.com. However, he views himself as an evolving player who will be able to handle point guard duties at the collegiate level.

"I think I was a combo guy but now I'm turning more into a point guard. Just getting the outlet every time, being a floor general."

So what sparked the change in roles?

"I think it was what I saw myself achieving in terms of getting to the NBA, and that would be my best position. Shooting guards in the NBA tend to be 6'6 or taller, and it would be great to get those extra two inches, but right now I want to be a point guard."

On the recruiting trail, Dorsey has offers from Duke, Arizona, Arizona State, Southern California, California, Connecticut, Louisville, UCLA, and Washington. He previously spoke with TDD about Duke's early interest and admitted he'd be keeping tabs on the Blue Devils:

"They are a program I'm interested in and one I'll continue to look at because I think their style fits me very well."

Dorsey becomes the fourth confirmed Duke offer in the class of 2015, joining Newman, Florida PF Ben Simmons, and Ohio wing Luke Kennard.


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