Dorsey is in High Demand

Tyler Dorsey, the 6-4 prospect from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco, is one of the premier guards in the 2015 class, and national powers are beating down his door on the recruiting trail...

Five-star Tyler Dorsey is one of the elite prospects in the class of 2015. The Bellflower (Cal.) St. John Bosco product is off to a solid start to his junior season, and all of the top schools in the country are showing him significant interest.

At 6-foot-4 Dorsey has always been known as a scorer, but like so many guards he wants to play the point. So far Dorsey says that is the biggest thing he is working on during the early part of the season.

"I am working on being overall a good point guard and getting my players involved," noted Dorsey. "I am transforming to being a full point guard. I think I am working on that the most."

Recruiting wise, the list of schools coming after Dorsey is a long one.

"I'm hearing a lot from Duke, Arizona, Connecticut, UCLA, Kentucky, mostly everybody in the country is talking to me," said Dorsey. "I am just taking my time, building relationships, and watching college hoops right now."

Living in Los Angeles, Dorsey is in the backyard of UCLA and USC. According to Dorsey he is paying attention to both programs with new coaching staffs, and one seems to be making him a major priority.

"I am watching what they are going to do this year," Dorsey explained of USC and UCLA. "I am just going to build a relationship with them and see where it goes. UCLA has prioritized me a lot, USC not a lot, but they come around every once in a while. Me and (Steve) Alford have really connected."

Also on the West Coast, the Arizona Wildcats have been involved with Dorsey, and the nation's new No. 1 ranked team has made an impression.

"They've been on me since eighth grade and have been on me probably the hardest," said Dorsey. "Me and their coaches have a great relationship, and they are doing really well this year. They are No. 1 now, so they are looking real good."

Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski was sitting courtside as Bosco defeated Chicago Whitney Young, and he wasn't just there for Jahlil Okafor. Duke offered Dorsey over the summer, and he sees an opportunity to come in right away and play for the Blue Devils.

"They are telling me that Tyus Jones is a one and done, and that they want me the next year in that spot," said Dorsey of Duke.

Currently Dorsey and Daniel Hamilton combine to form one of the best one-two punches in high school basketball. UConn head man Kevin Ollie is hoping to continue that in the future. He already has Hamilton, and now Ollie wants Dorsey to join him.

"Coach Ollie is a great coach and they have been winning some big games," said Dorsey of the Huskies. "They have just been staying in contact so, that is good."

Don't look for any quick decision from Dorsey as he continues to learn about each school on his list and continues to gather information.


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