On Wednesday night, Josh Stirn of InsideMDSports broke the news that 2015 Paul VI point guard Kevin Dorsey has a final three of Maryland, Minnesota and Nebraska and may decide as early as next week. In a tough position, Maryland seems to be the favorite for Dorsey as the Terps lead with 10 of the 13 Crystal Ball predictions.
Dorsey is great at creating his own shot, whether it’s a pull-up shot or driving through the defense. He is a score-first, pass-second point guard that can blow past the defense with his quickness, providing a spark on offense. However, a big part of his game is on the defensive side. As Dorsey uses his quickness to hurt his defenders, his tenacity puts pressure on his opposition to force turnovers.
Coach Mark Turgeon has a tough sell at the point guard position with freshman Melo Trimble already in the fold. With a point guard in this class, it would give Turgeon versatility and depth, something that he has repeatedly done in his three years at Maryland.
But with St. John’s College guard Anthony Cowan available in 2016, it seems a foregone conclusion that he is arguably Maryland’s top target in that class. But with a point guard in 2015, Cowan may be a tougher pull.
Nonetheless, Maryland seems to be in good shape with Dorsey, who is a 4-star prospect on both Rivals (82nd nationally) and 247Sports (95th nationally). A scoring threat that can dish the ball to his teammates? That’s exactly the type of point guard Maryland needs.
With players like Trimble, Jake Layman, Michal Cekovsky and Trayvon Reed, the 2015-2016 Maryland roster can install a fast-pace offense in a conference that tends to play much slower than the ACC. Dorsey would be a great pull for this staff and a great start for what’s next. Here is his IA Elites mixtape.