Joey Dorsey: NBA Draft Profile

    
May 12th, 2008

 

 

Joey Dorsey

 

College: Memphis

Class: Senior

Position: PF/C

Height: 6’9”

Weight: 265lbs

 

Accolades:  Second Team All-Conference USA (08), Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year (08), Conference USA All-Defensive Team (08), Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year (07), Conference USA All-Defensive Team (07), First Team All-Conference USA (07), Conference USA All-Tournament Team (07), Conference USA All-Tournament Team (06), Conference USA All-Freshman Team (05).

 

Scouting Report:  A big, strong, physical defensive force.

 

Strengths:  Big, strong physique.  Very physical player.  Great defender.  Used to guarding opposing team’s best big man.  Used to guarding players bigger than him.  Very athletic for a big man.  Great offensive and defensive rebounder.  Great shot blocker.  Big game experience.  Good at cleaning up the garbage.

 

Weaknesses:  Didn’t play in a BCS conference – didn’t go up against the top competition every game.  Questionable attitude.  Age – will turn 25 early next NBA season.  Probably too short to play center in the NBA.  Horrible free throw shooter.  No offensive game at all – almost all his scoring comes on garbage points.

                                                                                                                                                                                               

Projected 2008 Draft Range:  Late first round to mid second round pick. 

 

Consensus:  Every NBA team needs a physical, defensive-oriented player like Dorsey so he will definitely get drafted.  Whether or not a team can make him into another Ben Wallace, like John Calipari tried to do, is another question.

 

Stats: http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/player/profile?playerId=22285

 

 

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= Fringe NBA Player/12th Man

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