Tyler Dorsey Re-Opens Recruitment

St. John Bosco of Bellflower All-State guard decommits from University of Arizona five months after pledging to sign a Letter Of Intent with the Wildcats in the fall of 2014.

Tyler Dorsey, a 6-foot-4 guard who teamed with UConn-bound Daniel Hamilton to lead St. John Bosco of Bellflower to a CIF Division II state title last season, announced in a statement released on Saturday morning he has decommitted from the University of Arizona and will re-open his recruitment.

The earliest the state’s No. 2 ranked 2015 prospect by Cal-Hi Sports could sign a Letter Of Intent is November 2014. Dorsey originally committed to Arizona in January 2014.

Dorsey is unlikely to return to St. John Bosco for his senior year. He led St. John Bosco in scoring (21.4 ppg) and added 6.0 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game during his junior campaign. He was a second team all-state selection.

Here’s an excerpt of the statement released to the media:

“After very careful personal reflection and discussing this issue in depth with my parents, I feel I owe it to myself to open up my recruiting at this time and fully experience the recruiting process in order to allow myself to make the best possible choice for my future. I am pleased that Coach (Sean) Miller understands and respects my decision to do this and hope that Arizona will continue to be a college option for me.”

After Dorsey committed to Arizona, Temecula Valley underclass all-state guard Justin Simon also pledged to Arizona. With Parker Jackson-Cartwright of Loyola of Los Angeles joining Miller’s program this fall, there was going to be a logjam of players in the backcourt for the 2015-16 season. Dorsey’s decommit obviously changes that situation for now.

According to his grassroots coach, Dino Trigonis of Belmont Shore, schools that will make a serious push for Dorsey include UConn, Kansas, Duke, UCLA, Washington, Cal, Arizona State, Louisville, Texas, SMU, UNLV, Marquette, St. John’s, Florida State, Oregon, Oregon State and Tulsa.

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