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Posted on: August 4, 2011 2:20 pm
August is always a busy month for commitments – and 2012 scorer Sherron Dorsey-Walker has been one of the players mentioned as nearing a decision.
In reality, Dorsey-Walker will likely take his time going through the process.
“Right now, I plan to make [my commitment] in October or November,” he told CBSSports.com on Thursday.
Dorsey-Walker, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Pershing (Mich.), holds offers from Boston College, Virginia Tech, Baylor, Temple, Florida State, Minnesota, Providence and Iowa State.
He plans on taking his visits before making a decision – and he knows three of the schools he wants to take trips to in the fall.
“I know I’m going to take visits to Boston College and Virginia Tech, and Baylor too,” Dorsey-Walker said. “Those are the three I know right now.”
He did say that those three are not favorites right now, just schools he wants to check out.
The most important factors in Dorsey-Walker’s decision will be his comfort level and familiarity with the coaching staff.
“Trust in the coaches,” he said. “Somewhere I’m comfortable at, somewhere I can win and make an impact. Somewhere I can get better at, but also help the team get better too.”
Dorsey-Walker is a lanky scorer who can get to the basket and finish against bigger players due to his body control and length. He plays very well in transition and he has a nice stroke from long range. Dorsey-Walker is a savvy perimeter player who can find teammates and also rebound at both ends.
“I can shoot, I can drive to the hole, get my teammates involved,” he said. “A little bit of everything.”
Whichever school gets his commitment will be getting a big-time scorer. We just won’t know the destination anytime soon.
Posted on: June 29, 2011 11:28 am
Edited on: June 29, 2011 11:57 am
Every year at the NBPA Top 100 camp in mid-June, a player breaks out. He usually goes from being a borderline top-100 player to a must-get prospect for many colleges.
This year, that player was undoubtedly Adam Woodbury.
The 6-foot-11 center from East High School (Iowa) won the MVP award at the camp, dominating all week with his unstoppable lefty jump hook. He can pass out of the post and knows how to finish around the rim. Woodbury was slowly rising up the charts all spring, but his performance in Virginia put him over the top.
“I felt I held my own against the top talent in the nation,” Woodbury said Tuesday. “That award gave me more confidence, and I feel this showed a lot of people what I’m capable of.”
Before the camp, he held offers from Iowa, Minnesota, Stanford and Ohio State, with some interest coming from North Carolina, Kansas, Florida and Wisconsin.
Since then, he has definitely seen an uptick in the colleges pursuing him.
“My recruiting has definitely picked up,” Woodbury said. “Wisconsin has offered me. I have heard from North Carolina, Duke, Kansas, Florida and Texas recently.”
Woodbury, who holds a 3.9 GPA, has a few factors that will impact his college decision.
“Style of play, coaches, the educational aspect,” he said. “A college that puts me in a place I can succeed.”
It will be interesting to see if Woodbury continues his stellar play during the July live period.
For now, though, he is trying to stay humble and get better as his recruitment rises.
“It’s definitely an honor,” hes said. “I’m excited to keep working hard and to continue to improve.”
Photo: Sioux City Journal