Dorsey-Walker’s coach expects guard to get more attention

This season should finally be Sherron Dorsey-Walker’s chance to be the man.

The 6-foot-4, 170-pound junior guard at Detroit’s Pershing High School played junior varsity as a freshman while the varsity squad, led by 2009 Michigan Mr. Basketball Derrick Nix, won the Class A state championship. Last year, Dorsey-Walker started, but still deferred to guard Keith Appling, who also won Mr. Basketball and also signed with the Spartans.

This year, those two are gone and Dorsey-Walker could be the focus of Pershing’s offense.

“He averaged about 10 points a game last season and about two rebounds,” Pershing coach A.W. Canada said. “That will probably double this year, the scoring will, and the rebounds will probably triple. He should be in the 20s this year. … I think this year will be a great test for him to see what kind of player he is. He’ll definitely have a chance to prove himself to show he’s ready for the challenge.”

The Indiana target is rated the No. 74 player in the Class of 2012 by Rivals.com, but the attention he’s receiving from schools isn’t what you’d expect from a player with that kind of ranking. According to Rivals, Indiana and Baylor are the only BCS conference schools who have offered scholarships. The others are mostly mid-majors — Central Michigan, Dayton, Drake, Fairfield, Oakland and Western Michigan. Canada said Michigan has shown interest, but mostly, the big leaguers are waiting.

Canada said that to attract more interest, Dorsey-Walker is working on his ball-handling, leadership and decision making so he can play point guard as well as shooting guard. He’s already established himself, Canada said, as a shooter who can get buckets from anywhere.

“He can shoot it anyway you want it,” Canada said. “Off screens, spot-up. Off the dribble. However you want it he can shoot it. That’s what he’s known for. Lately he hasn’t been shooting it because he’s working on other aspects of his game. The coaches that come to see him see that and they appreciate it, because they know what he’s known for.”

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