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Oregon’s Tyler Dorsey declares for NBA draft after excellent NCAA tournament

Oregon - Media Availability

GLENDALE, AZ - MARCH 30: Tyler Dorsey #5 of the Oregon Ducks speaks during media availability for the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four at University of Phoenix Stadium on March 30, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

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Tyler Dorsey led the NCAA tournament with 23.8 points per game (minimum: two games), shooting a blistering 61% on 3-pointers and 59% on 2-pointers to help Oregon reach the Final Four.

Now, the sophomore is striking while the iron is hot.


Dorsey looks like a second-round pick.

The 6-foot-4 guard is a knockdown 3-point shooter, and that’s his ticket to the pros. Leveraging that skill, he can beat closing defenders off the dribble.

Oregon didn’t ask him to create much for others. Because he can’t reliably or because they just had other players more suited for that role? Dorsey’s unseen playmaking ability will determine whether he can be a point guard or just another undersized shooting guard at the next level -- and therefore how high he should get drafted.