Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Caleb Dorsey Joins Tribe Men’s Basketball Program

(Tribe Athletics)

WILLIAMSBURG —William & Mary head men’s basketball coach Dane Fischer announced the addition of transfer forward Caleb Dorsey (Westminster, Md. / The Hill School) to the Tribe program. Dorsey, who is the older brother of current Tribe sophomore Gabe Dorsey, spent the previous three seasons at Penn State, including helping the Nittany Lions to the second of the NCAA Tournament this past year.

“We are very excited to welcome Caleb Dorsey to the William & Mary Basketball family,” Fischer said. “Caleb is a versatile forward who can make plays off the dribble for himself or his teammates. He will be an excellent fit in the classroom and on campus. Caleb and Gabe played together for three seasons at the Hill School and we are looking forward to them reuniting on the floor at William & Mary.”

Dorsey started nine of his 16 appearances for Penn State in 2022-23, averaging 2.3 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. An Academic All-Big Ten selection during his time in Happy Valley, he showed the ability to step out and shoot the ball, hitting 36% from 3-point range.

The 6-8, 235-pounder was a three-star recruit out of high school, playing alongside his brother at The Hill School. Dorsey finished his career with the Blues as the program’s top all-time rebounder (580) and with the most wins in school history (73).

“Caleb has great size to go along with a diverse skill set,” Fischer said. “He can score at the rim and shoot the ball out to three, and also possesses the ability to handle the ball. Caleb can defend multiple positions on the floor and brings a high level work ethic to our program.”

Dorsey led the Blues to the 2018 Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association (PAISAA) championship and a spot in the title game in 2019 as the team’s lone returning starter. As a senior, he was selected to the all-state first team.

In AAU, Dorsey played for Team Durant at the Nike EYBL in 2019. He averaged 10 points and four rebounds per game. He concluded his prep career as the No. 7-ranked player in his class in the state of Pennsylvania by ESPN.

Dorsey joins a pair of incoming freshmen in 6-10 forward Tai Hamilton (Charlotte, N.C. / 1 of 1 Academy) and 6-4 point guard Jayden Lemond (Marietta, Ga./Blair Academy (N.J.) as newcomers.

The Tribe returns a trio of starters and eight letterwinners from the 2022-23 season. W&M’s 7.5-game improvement last season ranked second in the CAA and among the top 30 in the country. W&M, which ranked second in the CAA and 48th nationally in 3-point %, advanced to the quarterfinals of the CAA Tournament behind a 73-51 win over Elon in March.

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