The University of Minnesota's Men's basketball team landed their first verbal commitment of the 2015 class.
As you may be aware, LeBron James decided to go back to Cleveland. This is a comparatively minor event to the real news of the weekend. Kevin Dorsey, a 4 star PG recruit out of Paul VI High School in Maryland verbally committed Sunday to play for Minnesota. He is the first commitment of the 2015 recruiting cycle. Dorsey selected Minnesota over Maryland and Nebraska.
Does He Have a Mixtape?
Indeed he does.
Can We Learn Anything Not Available in Scouting Reports?
He doesn't like to dunk in games. Dorsey has good body control in the air and can make a variety of shots. Presumably no one finds shooting 3s noteworthy to videotape, so it is difficult to get a read on his shooting ability.
Does He Have an Interview Where His Hard Work is Consistently Highlighted?
Indeed he does.
How Does He Fit in With the Gophers?
Incredibly well. The Gophers need back court help for 2015, particularly at the PG position. Dorsey is a fast, hard-working player with solid court vision and the ability to make plays at both ends of the court. His game looks to fit in very well with the up-tempo, pick and roll heavy Gophers attack. Credit to Kimani Young for taking the lead and stealing a player from Maryland that the Terps had their eyes on.
More generally, it should be obvious that Pitino and his coaches are developing and recruiting to a system. The Gophers love fast PGs that can get into the lane and play at multiple speeds, and based on offers are more than willing to place height as a lower priority. After years of Tubby Smith neglecting the most important position on the floor, the fact that the Gophers are aggressively looking for PGs makes me very happy.