Dorsey Hearing Big From Two

ICP Portland is one stacked AAU team, but recently they lost Donaven Dorsey - so their program isn't as stacked as it used to be. For the 6-6.5, 185-pound small forward from Lacey, Wash., it was a simple matter of math. Too many stars equalled less prime time, and as we know the summer AAU circuit is all about marketing and exposure.

"It was just a different look, you know," Dorsey told this week about his move away from ICP to Team Access. "With ICP, there were a lot of superstars on that team, butting heads a little bit. We're all trying to get our names out there, so the best fit was to leave and go to another place."

It's not as if Dorsey needs a ton of exposure to get his name out there. He already has five scholarship offers from the likes of Portland State, Gonzaga, Washington, Washington State, and Oregon State. "It surprised me a little bit. I didn't think it would take off like this," Dorsey said of his recruitment, adding that all of those offers have been standing rides for some time. "Most of the offers came last summer and coming into this school year. I was pretty shocked about it but it's been truly a blessing to have all this happen to me."

Dorsey added that two teams are sticking out for him currently. "I would say the two that are recruiting me the hardest right now are probably the University of Washington and Gonzaga," he said.

Former ICP teammate Silas Melson just verbally committed to Gonzaga this week. "I'm happy for him," Dorsey said when asked about Melson's decision. "He's a real good friend…and Kameron (Chatman), we've been through a lot together, so I'm happy for him."

For Dorsey, the recruiting process continues as he'll head north Sunday for the Washington Alumi and Legends Games. "The plan is to go up and see the game and just talk to the coaches, see how everybody is doing," he said.

The visit will give Dorsey a chance to re-connect with one Husky assistant coach and learn more about a new face to the UW coaching roster. "I knew Raphael Chillious because he was a former coach there, but I didn't know the other one (T.J. Otzelberger)."

And the UW alumni? Anyone Dorsey is particularly excited to see? "I'm looking forward to seeing everybody," he said diplomatically. "Isaiah ThomasNate Robinson, Brandon Roy, Tony Wroten, Terrence Ross…all those dudes. It should be an exciting game."

Dorsey was far less diplomatic when choosing a projected winner in the Slam Dunk Contest. "I'd say Terrence Ross," he said, matter-of-factly. "It'll be interesting."

Does Dorsey have any other plans for the summer in terms of his recruitment? "I think I'll be taking an unofficial to Gonzaga whenever I get the chance when I'm not playing basketball," he said. "If anything else comes up, I'll let you know."

Expect Dorsey to eventually sign with a school in November, but does he have an idea as to if he wants to end the recruiting process? "I don't know," he said. "I've been thinking about taking my time, going through the process and looking at all the schools. You don't want to make a wrong decision…just really talk it over with my parents and all my loved ones. Hopefully I'll come out with the right decision, maybe sometime around the end of the summer."

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