Arizona lands top-five junior Tyler Dorsey

Arizona lands top-five junior Tyler Dorsey

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

As if Sean Miller and Arizona needed more good news. The Wildcats are ranked No. 1 in the country and are off to a 16-0 start -- but head coach Sean Miller is already working on the future.

Late Friday night, five-star junior Tyler Dorsey committed to Arizona.

Most of the big-name schools in the country were on Dorsey, including Duke, Kentucky, Connecticut, along with local schools UCLA and USC. He told me back in June that Arizona was making the biggest push for him -- and it seems the Wildcats never let up.

Dorsey, a 6-foot-4 combo guard from St. John Bosco (Calif.), is ranked No. 4 in the 247Sports Composite for the class of 2015. He's one of the scorers in the class, but is looking to transition to a point guard in the future. Dorsey has great speed with the ball in his hands, and he loves to push the ball in transition or run the break. He has terrific body control when driving into traffic, but also knows when to utilize a floater. Dorsey isn't a knockdown shooter from long-range, but he is a lethal pull-up jumper. If he limits his turnovers and can be a full-time point guard or at least a consistent secondary ball-handler, Dorsey has loads of potential.

While Malik Newman is likely the best guard in the junior class, Dorsey closed the gap in the spring and summer -- a period that included Dorsey going for 35 points against the backcourt of Newman and Emmanuel Mudiay. That effort propelled him into the discussion for best guard in 2015.

As for Arizona, this just keeps the momentum rolling -- and also yet again sends out the message that Miller owns the West coast when it comes to recruiting. In the class of 2014, Miller nabbed commitments from top-10 prospect Stanley Johnson out of Mater Dei (Calif.) and top-50 talents Craig Victor, a Louisiana native who plays at Findlay Prep (Nev.), and Parker Jackson-Cartwright, a point guard from Los Angeles. He also secured junior college guard Kadeem Allen, a native of North Carolina.

Dorsey is Arizona's first commitment in the class of 2015.

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