In a development that surprises few who follow the program, junior small forward Donaven Dorsey from Timerbline High School has announced his intent to transfer.
Timberline HS alum Donaven Dorsey will transfer from the UW basketball program.— Christian Caple (@ChristianCaple) July 20, 2016
Dorsey came to UW with as a local sharpshooter who was supposed to fill the shooting gap left behind by star CJ Wilcox. There were flashes, to be sure. For instance, in his freshman season he became only the second freshman (the other being Wilcox) to hit five three pointers in a game.
There were not enough of those moments. In his sophomore season, Dorsey saw his minutes and all of his stats decline from his freshman season. In addition, his 32.6 three-point shooting percentage did little to justify his role as a dedicated shooter.
Lorenzo Romar and his Huskies have seen a recent surge in recruiting interest, which makes replacing Dorsey's spot and role on the roster not a difficult task. The moving on of Dorsey may also signal a specific pending roster move that has become a hallmark of what Husky fans have labeled "Romar math" (I'll let people who follow recruiting closer than I speculate on the rumors below).
Dorsey will have two years of eligibility remaining, with a redshirt year still available.
The Huskies will enter, as of now, the 2016-17 season with a roster of 11 scholarship players. One former walk-on, backup junior point guard Dan Kingma, has been considered a scholarship candidate.
Here is the current roster breakdown for UW: