Friday, July 9, 2010

One On One Feat. Tyler Dorsey (ARC)

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.