5-Star Recruit Tyler Dorsey Decommits from Arizona

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistJune 14, 2014

Via 247Sports.com

The Arizona Wildcats and head basketball coach Sean Miller woke up to bad news on Saturday when prized recruit Tyler Dorsey officially announced that he was decommitting from the basketball team. 

Dorsey, a 5-star recruit and No. 12 overall prospect for the Class of 2015, according to 247Sports, made his decision in an email obtained by Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports

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.

Borzello does suggest that Arizona had to know this was coming, as evidenced by the fact that the school "took a commitment from rising point guard Justin Simon" and has been on the recruiting trail for other players at the position. 

As much as the decision hurts the Wildcats right now, these things aren't unexpected. Dorsey committed to the school more than 15 months before he was due to graduate from high school. That's a long time to think about what you want to do with your life and which program is going to help you reach your potential as an athlete and, possibly, give you the best chance to get drafted by an NBA franchise. 

Anthony Gimino of the Tucson Citizen wrote after Dorsey committed in January that the guard had been recruited by Arizona since he was in eighth grade. 

Now, with Dorsey back on the market, the recruiting wolves are going to be on the hunt. Gimino's report said that powerhouse schools like Duke, Connecticut, UCLA, Kentucky, Florida and Kansas were also making a push for him. 

Considering Dorsey is a rare breed as a point guard who sees the floor well, can pass and has an excellent jump shot that allows him to score the ball with ease, he will have no problem finding a new home. 


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