READING, Pa. — It might be tough for Kevin Dorsey to have gotten the attention he has deserved thus far. Dorsey is a stellar player, but when you play for one of the top high school teams in the nation and arguably the best AAU team in the nation, sometimes you get overshadowed by elite teammates.
A talented class of 2015 prospect, Dorsey was a freshman at Paul VI (VA) this past year for the best season in school history and one of the best in WCAC history. Meanwhile, his Team Takeover AAU squad is absolutely loaded and can compete with any U15 group in the nation.
While the 5-foot-10 point guard may not have gotten the attention that some of his other teammates have received, he is certainly still a known commodity. Dorsey was actually named to the Super Soph All-Star Game at Hoop Group Future All-American Camp recently, and while there Terps Insider had the chance to catch up with him.
“I just got an offer from Virginia Tech a few weeks ago,” Dorsey said.
Although that is the only scholarship offer he claims right now, he listed Villanova and Rutgers as schools involved in his recruitment.
Additionally, Dorsey added, “I got a letter from Virginia and a couple others I can’t remember right now.”
Dorsey also mentioned that Maryland is showing “a little bit” of interest in him right now.
“I like Villanova and UConn,” Dorsey said of his favorites. “I’m still working to get UConn [involved].”
Connecticut has been Dorsey’s favorite school growing up and he explained why that is.
“They play the style of basketball that I like,” Dorsey said.
Of what that particular style of play is, Dorsey remarked, “I like to play fast and push [the ball].”
Dorsey talked about what he is looking for in a college as he surveys his options.
“A good school academically, got to get a good education before I can play basketball and stuff like that,” Dorsey said.
He knows of one factor he would like from a basketball standpoint, but he does not know for the most part what he hopes to find.
“I’m looking for a good coach at a college,” Dorsey said, “but I’m not really sure right now [what I am looking for]. I still got to think.”
There is one college coach in particular who Dorsey really likes.
“Louisville coach [Rick Pitino],” Dorsey said. “I like the way he coaches.”
Dorsey talked about what it was like to play in front of college coaches this summer.
“It’s been really good,” Dorsey said. “Like, I’ve experienced a lot and I’ve become a better player from all this and got to meet new people.”
The rising sophomore said that the University of Maryland is a school he is interested in attending.
“Yeah, I would like to [potentially] go to Maryland,” Dorsey said. “It’s close to home and I like the coach too. They said they like me.”
Dorsey shared his reasoning for saying that he likes Maryland coach Mark Turgeon.
“The way they play, plays my style of basketball too and he’s a good coach,” Dorsey said. “I’ve heard a lot of people tell me he’s a great coach.”
The backcourt standout said that he has not had the opportunity to watch Maryland in-person, but he has seen the Terrapins play on television.
“They’re good,” Dorsey said. “They could be good, really good.”
As mentioned above in his initial quote about Maryland, Dorsey said he likes that the ACC school is close to home. Does that mean he would like to remain local for college?
“I don’t know,” Dorsey began. “I might want to get away, but I if I do get an offer from Maryland, I’m interested.”
Dorsey talked about what he brings to the court as a player, starting with his chief strengths.
“My pull-up, my pull-up jumper is my strong part of my game, and my defense,” Dorsey said.
He also noted, “My weakest would be probably my 3-point shooting and my off the ball defense.”
Dorsey discussed what he is doing in order to improve those aspects of his game.
“I go to the gym every day and work on all the things that [are] flawed [in my game],” Dorsey said.
Dorsey talked about what the main keys are for him as a player.
“I got to listen to my coaches,” Dorsey said, “be respectful at all times, do what they say [and I] got to make a play at all times.”
As for who he compares his game to, Dorsey remarked, “People like Derrick Rose and Russell Westbrook.”
Dorsey went on to say that he sees himself as a point guard, but that he is capable playing either guard spot and that he does not have a preference between the two.
Asked what his goals are for his sophomore season of high school ball, Dorsey replied simply, “Win another WCAC championship.”
Finally, he explained what Paul VI’s fantastic 2011-12 season was like for him.
“It was great, [there were a] lot of seniors around to help me and pull me up when we were down,” Dorsey said. “It was a great season.”