Timberline Donaven Dorsey earns valuable experience and exposure | 3A Boys Notebook
Dorsey, a junior, scored 51 points in two games at the state tournament. He has received offers from Washington, Washington State and Gonzaga, among other schools.
Seattle Times Staff Reporter
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TACOMA — One of the state's up-and-coming college prospects made a name for himself at the state tournament in just two games.
Timberline junior guard Donaven Dorsey put up 30 points in a loss to Franklin on Thursday and had 21 points and eight rebounds in a loss to Seattle Prep on Friday despite playing with back spasms that have bothered him for the past 2 ½ weeks.
"It just taught me how hard everybody plays, because every game is on the line," Dorsey said of his first experience at state.
A lanky, 6-foot-6 sharpshooter, Dorsey has received scholarship offers from Washington, Washington State, Gonzaga, Portland State, and Oregon State. Huskies coach Lorenzo Romar was in attendance on Thursday.
Dorsey said he is hoping to make his decision by the beginning of his senior season. Between now and then, he says he has a lot to work on.
"Definitely get a lot stronger," Dorsey said. "I need to get in the weight room, hit it harder, and get a lot quicker ... and improve my ball-handling and just basically improve my IQ of the game."
Bailey looking ahead after exit
The loss hit Brett Bailey hard. The University guard was one of the last to leave the locker room after the Titans' 59-56 season-ending loss to Mountlake Terrace.
"It was an emotional time back in the locker room," Bailey said. "All the seniors, especially, and the coaches, not being able to play with them or be coached by them again — it hits you like a brick wall."
But the sharpshooting Bailey has at least one more chapter left in his basketball career. Bailey will play for San Diego next season.
"The chemistry here is almost the same in that team, and I haven't even been playing for them yet," Bailey said. "The next four years, I can't wait."
Bailey scored 13 points in a loss to Lakeside on Thursday and 28 points in the loss to Mountlake Terrace on Friday.