Basketball Recruiting - Texas big man Lee Dort getting a lot of attention
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Texas big man Lee Dort getting a lot of attention

Lee Dort
Lee Dort (Courtesy of Pangos Camp)

Lee Dort came in at No. 26 in the latest 2022 Rivals150 rankings, making him the No. 2 overall center in his class. Dort has been called a throwback big, with the passion he plays with and the toughness he brings to the floor

“I always bring a lot of energy on the floor," Dort said. "I run the floor, I am a rim protector, I can finish around the rim. I am a true post player. Some people have said I play like Bam Adebayo because I am mobile like him and I am really intimidating in the paint."

Dort says he has 15 offers and is in contact with Memphis, Vanderbilt, Minnesota, Mississippi State and Arizona the most.


2021 Rankings: Rivals150 | Team | Position

2022 Rankings: Rivals150 | Team | Position

2023 Rankings: Top 30



Arizona: “I have a good relationship with Coach Jason Terry and Coach (Sean) Miller. They are a very prestigious program.”

Mississippi State: “Coach (Ernie) Zeigler always reaches out to me. They play in a good conference in the SEC.”

Vanderbilt: “They are a great academic school, and they’re in the SEC. I talk to Coach (Jerry) Stackhouse and Coach (Damany) Hendrix regularly.”

Minnesota: “I talk to Coach (Richard) Pitino, as well as all of the assistants. They are having a lot of success this year and they play in a competitive conference in the Big Ten.”

Memphis: “Coach (Cody) Toppert and Coach Penny (Hardaway) are recruiting me. They send film of NBA guys to study which has helped me improve my game.”


Only a junior, Dort’s recruitment is still taking shape. He has a couple other schools who have not offered him yet, but he thinks may be close.

“Two schools that I have been talking to that have not offered me yet are Ohio State and Virginia. They like my energy and ability to protect the rim.”

As for a timeframe to commit, Dort is still enjoying the process.

“Right now, I don't have a timeframe, I am just forming relationships with all of the coaching staffs.”