Tyler Dorsey is perhaps the best rising 8th Grader in the country. He currently stands 6’4 and plays either guard position. This season Tyler has taken a different route, instead of dominating the 13U circuit Dorsey has played up on the 17U level and hit the gym hard. I got a chance to talk to the California Phenom and here’s our One On One.
One On One
BS: So what’s up? Where have you been?
TD: I’ve been working out and playing 17U with Belmont Shore AAU.
BS: What’s up with the 13U circuit?
TD: I miss it a little. I played a little with ARC this year. But I think I will become better playing against the older guys.
BS: What’s the strongest part of your game?
TD: I would say driving to the basket and getting into the lane.
BS: What part of your game needs some work?
TD: My outside shot and my pull up jumper. My pull up jumper is okay now though.
BS: What are the advantages of playing 17U?
TD: It gives me a chance to play my natural positions of shooting guard and point guard. It also will get me ready for high school.
BS: Who’s your favorite player?
TD: Lebron James, I love the way he drives to the hole.
BS: What players would you like to face in your class?
TD: I want to play against Kejuan Johnson (J-Smoove) and Mickey Mitchell (Texas Titans) again.
BS: Where do you think you should be ranked in your class?
TD: #1, because of my work ethic and the fact that I never give up.
BS: What’s up next for Tyler Dorsey?
TD: This weekend I’m headed to Pangos All American Camp, to play against some high school players.
BS: I saw your Youtube clip dunking the ball. How high was the court?
TD: It was like 9 and half feet. It's very close to 10 feet. But in practice I’m dunking a regulation court easily.