Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 39
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round
2017 NBA Draft: Round 2, Pick 41 by the Atlanta Hawks
Strong finisher around the basket
Gifted shooter from all over the floor
Good scorer off the dribble
Makes clutch shots
Decent defensive player
Rock solid motor
May have significant upside
Can be a streaky shooter
Can be too scoring focused on offense
Can be careless on offense, which can lead to turnovers
Has a small wingspan for a player his size
Does not collect enough steals
Prone to lapses defensively
Not a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two
May need to add strength
Tyler Dorsey is a very athletic, combo guard that may project to be a late first to second round prospect in the upcoming draft.
Dorsey has very good scoring skills. He is a speedy, aggressive scorer that has a solid first step, as he can get plenty of scores off the dribble and in transition. He also has good body control, and he also can make the occasional floater every once in a while. Plus, he is a really good shooter that has great range, and he can make a variety of shots when he is on the floor.
On the other hand, he may only be an average playmaker for a player his size. He has the speed and the ability to excel as a pick and roll ball handler, but his decision making can be spotty at times. Dorsey may not always get his teammates involved enough on offense, and he can play too recklessly at times, which can lead to turnovers.
Also, Dorsey is a good rebounder for a player his size. He has great size and physical tools to play the point, and his size also allows him to play the off-guard position.
Defensively, he may be about average. When he is dialed in, he will move his feet well, as he can get some steals and stops to help his team on the floor. But sometimes, he can be prone to having lapses defensively, which can lead him to pick up quick fouls and allow scores.
In general, Tyler Dorsey may have the skills to be a potential first rounder, whether or not if it is in the upcoming draft or sometime in the future. He will need to show NBA teams that he can run the point, but his scoring ability, athleticism, and potential could make him a solid player at the next level.
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