The No. 79 ranked player in the class of 2006 Taurus Dortch is an athletic point guard that specializes in creating scoring opportunities. Out of Ramsey High School in Birmingham, Ala., the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Dortch lists five offers and a favorite from Conference USA.
“I like Cincinnati, Florida State, Alabama, UAB, and Ole Miss,” said Dortch. “Cincinnati, Alabama, UAB, Ole Miss, and Auburn have offered."
One school stands out for Dortch because their style of play matches his physical style.
“My favorite is Cincinnati,” he said. “I love their style of play, up and down and physical.”
It also does not hurt that Cincinnati assistant coach Andy Kennedy coached Dortch’s AAU coach Norman Williams when he played at UAB.
Dortch averaged 17 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists per game for Ramsey High School and creates numerous scoring opportunities for himself and his teammates on his Birmingham Raptors AAU club. He is also very serious about continuing to improve his game.
“I have been playing alright this summer, kind of up and down,” he said. “I have been working out four hours a day trying to get better and better. I am concentrating on my free throw, pull up jumper, and handle.”
Dortch, who will attend the Reebok ABCD Camp in July, is extremely good with his left hand on the drive and the finish. His strength and quickness enable him to get a shot pretty much at will. He is careless with the ball at times and can miss handle it. On the defensive side of the ball he is a very good on ball defender who can rebound with the big boys.