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Boys' basketball: Tyler Dorsey is back on the recruiting trail

Boys' basketball: Tyler Dorsey is back on the recruiting trail
St. John Bosco's Tyler Dorsey drives against Compton's Raysean Scott during a playoff game this spring. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Standout guard Tyler Dorsey announced on Saturday that he is no longer committed to Arizona and has opened up his recruitment.

Dorsey, who completed his junior season at St. John Bosco, sent out an email statement.

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"It’s been about five months since I decided to accept a scholarship offer to the University of Arizona," he said.
 
"In those five months, I have learned a lot about that decision as well as the importance, pressure and scrutiny of making such a major educational and career choice.

"As much as I love the Arizona basketball program as well as the awesome Wildcat fans and highly respect Head Coach Sean Miller and the entire Arizona staff, I realize that, in hindsight, I rushed my college choice and did not provide myself with the greatest opportunity to explore and thoroughly investigate all my possible college options.

"After very careful personal reflection and discussing this issue in depth with my parents, I feel I owe it to myself to open up my recruiting at this time and fully experience the recruiting process in order to allow myself to make the best possible choice for my future.  I am pleased that Coach Miller understands and respects my decision to do this and hope that Arizona will continue to be a college option for me.

"I believe that I am entitled to make sure that my ultimate college choice will provide me with the best possible experience and opportunity to maximize my potential as a player, student and person.

"I know there are some in the media, Arizona fan base and public that will criticize this deeply personal decision.  But I hope that most will realize and respect my right to do what I feel is best for my basketball and academic career.

"Thank you for your understanding."

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