Minnesota Scene: Gophers get commitment from Virginia point guard Kevin Dorsey

  • Article by: NEWS SERVICES
  • Updated: July 13, 2014 - 9:03 PM

Four-star point guard Kevin Dorsey revealed that he will play for the Gophers.

Dorsey, ranked as the 84th-best recruit in the nation by Rivals, confirmed the news by text message. It was first reported by Scout.com.

The Gophers saw Dorsey in Washington this weekend — the first of three evaluation periods allowed by the NCAA in July — where he played in a camp held by Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson.

The commitment from Dorsey, who is 5-11 and played at Paul VI High School in Fairfax, Va., marks a big early victory for coach Richard Pitino in his first “normal” recruiting class. The second-year head coach had to pull in a handful of newcomers for last season after being hired in April. The staff then had only about seven months to recruit 2014 prospects before the first signing period last year.

Dorsey seems to be a perfect fit for Pitino’s free-moving, pick-and-roll offense and pressure defense. Current No. 1 point guard DeAndre Mathieu will use his final year of eligibility in the coming season.

Dorsey visited Minnesota’s campus in late June. Recently he had told reporters that his top three schools included Big Ten teams Nebraska and Maryland, schools he also visited.

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