CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — As one of the elite players in the 2015 class, California-native Tyler Dorsey had a lot of eyes on him at the NBPA Top 100 Camp. Playing against mostly older competition, the 6-4 shooting guard held his own and took a lot away from the experience of being around some of the best players in the country.
“Right now, this is my first year here and I’m gaining a lot of knowledge and learning a lot of things,” Dorsey told NBC Sports. “This is a great camp; all the best players in the country are here so I just go out and compete.”
Dorsey is currently regarded as Rivals No. 8 player in the 2015 national class and although he’s primarily a shooting guard at the moment, Tyler took the time to learn a bit about the point guard position at NBPA Top 100 Camp.
“I’m transitioning to play point guard, so I’m learning to be more vocal on the court,” Dorsey said. “Andre Miller is one of the coaches on my team so I’ve been working with him.”
A 15-year NBA veteran, Miller has been one of the unintentional stars of the camp as his ability to relate and teach young players has been highlighted by a number of the camp’s players and coaches. Dorsey enjoyed his experience working with a veteran point guard like Miller.
“He’s been teaching me a lot, he’s been in the league 15 years so I’m just gaining all of the knowledge that he’s giving to me,” Dorsey said of working with Miller.
But what Miller — or anyone else — can’t prepare Dorsey for is the recruiting attention he’ll receive as his high school career goes on. Dorsey already lists scholarship offers from some of the best programs in the country.
“I have offers from Louisville, UConn, Florida, USC, UCLA, Arizona and Oregon State,” Dorsey said.
The recruiting process is still early for Dorsey and he’s taking it all in, however, he has a few unofficial visits in mind for the coming months.
“It’s too early to really tell (how recruiting will go), but it’s going to be really picking up with the coaches being able to call me now.” Dorsey said. “I think I’m going to go to Arizona and Arizona State and take two unofficials up there though.”
The unofficial visit to Arizona could prove to be important, as Dorsey said the Wildcats have been on him the hardest.
“I would say Arizona has been recruiting me really hard, they’ve been in contact with my Dad every couple of weeks,” Dorsey said.
But Dorsey is still open in the recruiting process and isn’t enamored with the big-named schools that have shown interest or offered scholarships.
“I just care about how the coach is going to help get me to the next level. I’m not worried about the name of the school,” Dorsey said. ” I’m just trying to get to the next level and you can go anywhere to do that; it’s about the connection with the coach.”