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Tyler Dorsey

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Name: Tyler Dorsey

School: Oregon

Season: Sophomore

ESPN High School Ranking: 38 (2015)

Birthdate: February 14, 1996 (21)

Birthplace: Pasadena, California


- Parents Samia and Jerrid Dorsey  

- Sister Asiah Dorsey

High School: 

- St. John Bosco High School (Freshman-Sophomore)  

- Maranatha High School (Senior)


- Played for Greece in the FIBA U19 World Championships

- Scored 15.9 PPG and 5 RPG in the tournament  

- Named to the All Tournament Team  

- 2015 First-Team Parade All-American  

- 2015 Gatorade California Player of the Year  

- 2016 Pac 12 All Tournament Team

Twitter: TDorsey_1

Instagram: TylerDorsey5

Height: 6'5 (2016 Nike Basketball Academy)

Weight: 189

Wingspan: 6'3

Injury History: 

- Suffered mild knee sprain in December 2015 (Freshman Season) - only missed 2 games

Interviews, Personality, Psychology, Experience: 

- Dorsey's mom is half Greek so he was permitted to acquire dual citizenship with both the US and Greece  

- He was cut from the USA Basketball U18 team, so he competed for Greece the following year in the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championships  

- He was cut from the Greek National Team that competed at the Rio Olympics, but gained experience and a mentor playing with Giannis Antetokounmpo  

- Initially committed to Arizona but changed his mind and switched to Oregon  

- Declared for the 2016 NBA Draft but withdrew before the deadline

- Major in Business Administration

Freshman Season Stats: 

- 13.4 PPG

- 4.3 RPG

- 2 APG

- 0.8 SPG

- 44% FG

- 41% 3

- 71% FT

Sophomore Season Stats: 

- 14.6 PPG

- 3.5 RPG

- 1.7 APG

- 0.8 SPG

- 47% FG

- 42% 3

- 76% FT


- 3rd in 3 point field goals made in the Pac 12 in 2016-17  

- 6th in win shares and offensive win shares in the Pac 12 in 2016-17

Position: SG

Greatest Strength: 3 point shooting 

Greatest Weakness: Defending ball screens

Athleticism: 6

Aggression: 6

Speed: 6

Strength: 6

Lateral Movement: 6

Basketball IQ: 7

Switchability: 6

3 point shooting: 8

Jumpshot: 8

Ability to finish at the rim: 6

Post moves: 6

Handle: 6

Passing: 5

Rebounding: 6

Motor: 7

Touch: 7

Hands: 6

On ball defense: 6

Help defense: 7

Steals: 6

Blocks: 4

Pick and Roll: 

- Dorsey is good at getting his shot off and hitting in the pick and pop  

- He doesn't have a great 1st step using ball screens to attack, but he uses moves and his body to get where he wants  

- Defensively, Dorsey gets flat out beaten by ball screens far too often

Abilities and Areas of Improvement:

- Great 3 point shooter  

- Streaky

- Does not have a quick 1st step  

- Mediocre finisher at the rim  

- Solid athlete, but will be more of a spot up 3 point shooter in NBA  

- Aware help defender, moves consistently off ball on defense

Game Analysis:

- vs. Michigan  

- #12 Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman  

- #22 Duncan Robinson  

- #10 Derrick Walton Jr.  

- #13 Moritz Wagner  

- #21 Zak Irvin  

- #5 D.J. Wilson

- Drive left, fouled taking floater - FTs 1/2  

- Beaten easily on off ball screen curl  

- Catch and shoot off curl straightaway deep jumper - miss  

- Catch and shoot deep 3 left 45 - hits  

- Pullup straightaway 3 - hits  

- Catch and shoot straightaway deep 3 as trailer - hits  

- Solid weakside show and recover on perimeter  

- Hesitation, crossover left to right, finishes tough right layup  

- Uses left ball screen at right 45 and knocks down 3 off the dribble

- Beaten by Walton on line drive right for a layup  

- Drives left on Wilson, pumps, tries up and under and misses  

- Catch and shoot right corner 3 after using off ball screen - hits  

- In last minute drives left, spins back right and hits finger roll at hoop

NBA Comparison: Allen Crabbe

Current Ability: 6

Projection as an NBA Player: 6.5-7

Projected Draft Spot: Mid 2nd Round

Opinion: Dorsey is the player shooting up draft boards because of hot tournaments. He has had more 20 point games in tournament play than he did all season. He was very inconsistent this season with 0, 1, and 2 point games, respectively. Nevertheless, he is an NBA level 3 point shooter. I don't think Dorsey has the level of athleticism offensively and lateral quickness defensively to warrant drafting him in the 1st round. I think he could be a good late 2nd round pick if a team is willing to put the time into making him a consistent 3D player. I would not be interested in drafting Dorsey until very late in the draft, if at all.