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Strengths: Physically, Dorsey is blessed with a strong NBA ready upper body and explosive athleticism … This upper body strength allows him to absorb a good amount of contact and finish … Excellent runner of the court able to take part in fast break situations … Plays bigger than 6-9, as there is no wasted height due to his short neck … Provides a physical presence capable of setting charges or playing the role of enforcer by aggressively defending the paint … A tremendous finisher around the basket where he usually explodes into a dunk … Dorsey is an NBA level rebounder who does a great job boxing players out and getting in the right position to be around the ball … Plays with a blue collar mindset of doing the dirty work to get the victory … Moves exceptionally well laterally which aids him as a help defender … Provides a decent level of shot blocking presence … Has the mean streak that teams love in someone his size … Due to his sheer strength, Dorsey is usually able to establish post position with ease on the collegiate level … Defensively, he does a good job of getting into his opponents heads by overpowering them physically … Intense competitor who wants to win no matter the cost … Understands what his limitations are and doesn’t try and exceed them … Has greatly improved his post footwork from last year …

Weaknesses: Basketball IQ is questionable in that he makes a great deal of mistakes during the course of a game … Needs to learn how to regulate his aggression, he’s often quick to rough up opponents and consequently picks up fouls … Some of this has to do with the fact that Dorsey possesses a short temper - any contact made by the opposing team will be met with payback scenarios that don’t usually go his way … Back to the basket skills are nonexistent - if he can’t overpower his defender he becomes very vulnerable to turnovers … Despite four years of playing and developing, he remains an extremely poor free throw shooter … Some of this points to the fact that he lacks any touch from beyond the paint … At 24 years old and the vast amount of skills still needed to develop, it is unlikely he will be able to improve in key areas … This severely limits his potential as he is reaching the ceiling of his growth as a player … Timing is average when blocking shots, he tends to bite on pump fakes … Even though he possesses a power forward’s height, he lacks offensive refinement and appears better suited for the center position … Problem is, Dorsey is clearly undersized for center at the pro level … Has struggled to defend NBA sized centers in college because of his average wingspan and inability to disrupt them physically …

Matthew Maurer - 2/6/08

Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2004-05 Memphis

37

54.6

-

42.9

0.6

1.2

6.0

0.5

4.6

2005-06 Memphis

37

63.1

-

39.3

1.2

1.8

7.5

0.8

6.9

2006-07 Memphis

37

61.4

00.0

46.7

1.4

2.2

9.4

0.4

8.5

2007-08 Memphis

38

64.7

00.0

37.8

1.1

1.9

9.5

0.5

6.9

DIV I Totals

149

61.0

00.0

41.6

1.1

1.8

8.1

0.5

6.7

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0 #2 jay 2008-04-27 16:59
Richard..Richard...Richard! I played high school ball with this guy and I'm extremely proud of him, even though during gym he undercut me, subsequently shattering my wrist and costing my high school and AAU teams a championship season :-) It's all good though, he's the next Ben Wallace!
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0 #1 Guest 2008-04-08 20:16
He didn't have the best title game, in which he did make all 3 of his shots, but only took 3 shots for 6 points, and only had 2 rebounds. He's been a Jekyll-and-Hyde player, when he's bad, he'll foul out and be non-existsnt on offense. When he's good, he'll dominate on the boards, and also collect some steals and blocks as he is known to make his defensive presence and impact known. He is a solid defender, bt needs to be more of a presence on offense to enter first round consideration. At this stage, he looks to be a solid 2nd rounder.
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