Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Basketball Spotlight Feature: Tyler Dorsey Has Game!

Some people consider Tyler Dorsey the top 6th Grader in the country. I know this is a little early to be talking about rankings but when you see a player do work while playing up at the AAU Nationals you have to be impressed. His California Arc coach also agrees with the scout’s assessments “He’s likely the number 1 player in the country in his class. His game is inside and out. He proved that by leading our team in rebounds a few times” Garson said. The 6’1 slasher held true to the praise by turning in great performances at AAU National events in Hampton, VA (12U) and Cocoa Beach (11U) before capping off his summer finishing as one of the top players at Adidas Jr. Phenom Camp.

Even though Dorsey is receiving this type of attention his coach feels he has a lot to work on. “I think he will be a guard possibly a point guard thus he needs to work on ballhandling and seeing the floor. He also needs to work on guarding the perimeter in terms of moving his feet quicker” Garson said. In the near future Dorsey seems to be concentrating on the higher level as word from his camp is that he won’t be participating in the 12U Nationals this year. “I don’t think he has anything else to prove on that age level he will play strictly 13’s this year” said Garson. The scary thing is he dominated on that level too when I was present.