CBSSports.com reported that five-star shooting guard Tyler Dorsey has de-committed from Sean Miller and the University of Arizona. The 6’4″, 180 lbs. shooting guard from St. John Bosco High School in Bellflower, CA announced today that he would be opening up his recruiting process as he made his decision too early. Dorsey belongs to the class of 2015, which UCLA has only one recruit committed, four-star point guard, Aaron Holiday.
Dorsey was quoted as saying:
As much as I love the Arizona basketball program as well as the awesome Wildcat fans and highly respect Head Coach Sean Miller and the entire Arizona staff, I realize that, in hindsight, I rushed my college choice and did not provide myself with the greatest opportunity to explore and thoroughly investigate all my possible college options.
Dorsey is said to have up to six Pac-12 schools on his list, which includes UCLA. Bruin Head Coach Steve Alford needs to move on this recruitment quickly for several reasons:
-The Bruins are thin in the backcourt. After next season, Norman Powell will graduate and a scholarship opens up.
-As stated before, the Bruins have only one commitment for 2015.
-Redshirt Freshman Isaac Hamilton is also from St. John Bosco, which could help in recruitment and strengthen a possible pipeline.
-Dorsey will be playing close to home.
It will be over a year until Dorsey will play college ball, but the time in between is crucial. Alford needs to show him what Bruin basketball can do for him and get him to Westwood as soon as possible. Go Bruins.