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September 21, 2004

USI hopes Dorsey brings “Magic” to 2004-05

The University of Southern Indiana men’s basketball team announced the signing of guard Daryl Dorsey for the 2004-05 season. Dorsey is the ninth player to sign with USI and Head Coach Rick Herdes this year.

Dorsey, whose nickname is “Magic,” last played for Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Florida, in 2002-03 before sitting out last season.

As a sophomore at BCC, Dorsey was an All-Region, All-State, and All-Conference performer. He ranked second nationally in scoring with 28.6 points per game and eighth in assists with 8.3 per game. Dorsey also broke the BCC school record for career-points single-season record for steals and single-game record for free throws made.

The 6’1” point guard also was the top ranked junior college guard in Florida and was ranked fifth nationally among junior college guards by the Sporting News as a sophomore.

As a freshman, the Baltimore, Maryland, native was an All-State, All-Region, and All-Conference performer after averaging 21 points, 8.4 assists, and 3.4 steals per game.

Prior to attending BCC, Dorsey was a two-sport star at Dunbar High School in Baltimore. He was an All-State and All-Metro basketball player, averaging 25 points and 8.0 assists per game in leading DHS to the Maryland 2A state championship in 1999. Dorsey transferred to Gwynn Lake Prep School for his senior year and averaged 35 points and six assists per contest.

In football, Dorsey was an All-State, All-Region, and High School All-American at DHS. He set the DHS single-game record with 624 total yards and the Maryland state record with six touchdowns in a single contest.

“Daryl is a great athlete with tremendous skills who can put a team over the top,” said Herdes. “He has the ability to take control of a game and set the tempo.”

Ray Simmons, USI Sports Information

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