If you felt like you've heard this before. You probaby have. Kevin Dorsey transfers to Colorado State.
The former Gophers point guard officially became a member of CSU's roster Thursday. Dorsey denied a report a couple weeks ago that he committed to the Rams.
“As we do with any student-athlete that CSU is looking to add to the program, the athletic department and the University does their due diligence,” Rams coach Larry Eustachy said in a statement. “The group collaborates to evaluate each potential student-athlete so those selected will be a positive impact to both their program and to the University as a whole. With Kevin, we have done the same and, as he is welcomed to campus, we look to continue to help him in his development as a young man.”
Dorsey, the top recruit in Minnesota's 2015 class, said he was finally sold that CSU was the right place after researching Eustachy's playing style and talking with their coaches. He averaged 6.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists last season as a freshman.
The Maryland native left the Gophers in the spring after he was reinstated following a four-game supsension to end the season for the posting of a sexually explicit video on his social media accounts.
Dorsey, who will have three years of eligibility after sitting out 2016-17, remains in contact with many of his former Minnesota teammates, especially Ahmad Gilbert, Nate Mason and Jarvis Johnson.
"They have a chance to be really good," Dorsey said of the Gophers, "if they carry that end-of-season mentality to this season."
Former Gophers center Colton Iverson also transferred to Colorado State and was an All-Mountain West Conference selection in Eustachy's first season in 2012-13.
Dorsey is a preferred walk-on since the Rams have 13 scholarships for next season.