Dorsey decommits from Arizona Wildcats

2014-06-14T11:11:00Z 2014-06-15T09:22:57Z Dorsey decommits from Arizona WildcatsBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The odd fit between Tyler Dorsey and the Arizona Wildcats is no longer a factor.

Dorsey announced today he has decommitted from the Wildcats, saying "I rushed my college choice and did not provide myself with the greatest opportunity to explore and thoroughly investigate all my possible college options."

The big problem appeared to be that Dorsey wanted to play point guard and he wasn't going to do that at Arizona. So speculation built in recent weeks that he might decommit and the Wildcats' sudden offer to guard Allonzo Trier last week appeared to be a final message.

It was also interesting that Trier made the cut to 15 at the USA Basketball's U18 trials, while Dorsey did not, and Miller is an assistant coach for that team (though the roster decisions were made by both the team coaches and a committee of coaches).

Dorsey sent out the email to some media though not the Star. However, his father did confirm via text message that Tyler decommitted.

CBS has the version of Dorsey's email statement listed here.

Dorsey's commitment was something of a surprise in January, coming late at night when the Wildcats were in town to play UCLA and USC.

His decommitment leaves just Justin Simon left in the class of 2015 so far, though the Wildcats are pursuing both Trier and Isaiah Briscoe at guard as well as a number of forwards and centers. 

UA coach Sean Miller said this week it is likely he will sign four high school players in November, then possibly add one as next season goes on.


ICYMI, our coverage of Arizona connections at the U18 trials this week also included:

-- A feature on Stanley Johnson, who is likely to be one of the standouts in the FIBA Americas U18 tournament next week.

-- A look at how USA Basketball is trying to keep continuity in its program with guys such as Johnson.

-- A feature on Trier and his long road under the spotlight.


USA Basketball has a feature on Miller.


Here's more on the Aaron-Gordon-free-throw-issue, and a CSNPhilly.com breakdown of his game.

Draft Express now has Gordon going 10th to Philadelphia and Nick Johnson going 53rd to Minnesota.


CBS's Matt Norlander has an offseason look at the Pac-12.

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