Inside Info on Tyler Dorsey

Tyler Dorsey, the #25-ranked prospect in the nation for 2015, could very well de-commit from Arizona at one point. Would UCLA be a possibility?

A rumor circulated Sunday that Tyler Dorsey, the 6-4 shooting guard prospect from Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco, had de-committed from Arizona.

We confirmed with Dorsey himself that that wasn't the case.

The timing would be strange, since he's trying out for the USA U-18 National team, which is coached by Arizona's Sean Miller, next week.

Bruin Report Online was the first to report that there was a good possibility Dorsey could de-commit from Arizona, and we continue to hear that it's likely, and probably unlikely he ends up at Arizona. The word is that he's making some demands on the Arizona staff, specifically about playing point guard, and, with already some prospects committed who can play point guard (Parker Jackson-Cartwright in 2014 and Justin Simon in 2015), Arizona isn't willing to give him any promises, according to sources.

In fact, it's looking more and more as we said on the BRO Premium Hoops Message Board early on -- that Dorsey is going to have to find a program that fits him well, on and off the court. Not only wanting to play point guard, when many scouts/coaches think he's a shooting guard, there has been a strong indication from Dorsey that he intends to jump to the NBA after one season in college. These and other issues could preclude some programs from recruiting him if he does, indeed, de-commit from Arizona.

UCLA recruited Dorsey aggressively early on, before he verbally committed to Arizona. We know, too, that UCLA continued to recruit Dorsey while committed to Arizona.

Dorsey is talented, with the ability to score from deep or off the dribble, and has good handle and passing ability, for a shooting guard.

The question is, given recent developments, whether UCLA would recruit Dorsey if he did de-commit from Arizona.


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