The Washington Wizards hold the 52nd overall pick in the second round of the 2017 NBA Draft. Who will they take? Here is the latest in our series on draft prospects projected to be picked around where the Wizards will select. Check back for more as we continue to get closer to the draft...
Name: Tyler Dorsey
Position: Shooting guard
2016/17 stats: 14.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.7 apg, 0.8 spg, 46.7 FG%, 42.3 3PT% (2.3 3P/5.3 3PA), 75.5 FT%
Projections: DraftExpress 49th, NBADraft.net 50th
5 things to know:
*Three-point shooting is a big strength. He shot 42.3 percent as a sophomore and 40.6 percent as a freshman. He hit three threes or more in 15 games this past season and five or more seven times. In the NCAA Tournament, he hit five threes in the Sweet 16 against Michigan and six in the Elite Eight against Kansas.
*Dorsey got hot late in his sophomore season, scoring 20 points or more in the Ducks' final eight games. He averaged 23.3 points on 58.7 percent shooting from the field and 55.8 percent from three on 6.5 attempts per game in the conference and NCAA tournaments. When his team needed him most, he raised his game to a new level and helped his draft stock along the way.
*Solid ballhandler for a shooting guard, is good on the fastbreak and getting to the rim. Evaluators cite his defense as a possible weakness at the NBA level, though he is good at getting steals.
*Didn't wow at the combine with his measurables, but does boast a solid 36-inch vertical leap and his 6-5 1/4 inch wingspan was an improvement from his previous scores.
*Dorsey is a member of the Greek national team. He has dual citizenship by way of his mother's Greek ancestry.
Fit with Wizards: The Wizards need a backup guard to help John Wall and Bradley Beal. Dorsey may not be able to play point guard, but he would provide an outside shooting threat off their bench.
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