Troy High grad, Dorsey, has earned the opportunity to play college basketball
By Mark Vest
July 22, 2014
Former Troy High School basketball player Chris Dorsey said he had a “good feeling” he would have an opportunity to play college basketball somewhere — he just didn’t know where.
Now he does, as has signed on to play with Macomb Community College next season after earning All-OAA (Oakland Activities Association) White and All-State honors during his time at Troy High.
The opportunity he has been given doesn’t seem to be one that Dorsey has taken for granted.
“I’m very excited,” he said. “I can’t wait to get better and get to my max potential. The opportunity to keep playing really is a dream come true. To be able to keep going is great.”
“He was very, very good,” Troy basketball coach Gary Fralick said of Dorsey’s play with the Colts. “He was our best player his senior year. He led us to an OAA White Division championship. Think we ended up with 16 wins and seven losses. We would not have been able to do that without him being a big, big part of the team. He’s going to a really good program.”
As exciting as an opportunity as playing for the Monarchs may be, Dorsey isn’t planning on Macomb being his last stop. He has the same goal many junior college players likely have: he would like to earn a scholarship to a four-year college.
“I would like to do whatever I can to make the team as good as possible,” said Dorsey, who acknowledged support he has received from his parents, as well as Fralick. “Individually, I would like to be as good as possible, and maybe see if I can go to a four-year college. It would mean the world to me.”
A lesson Dorsey has learned through athletics could go a long way toward turning his goal into a reality.
“Good lesson I learned is to never be satisfied with your game, which is where I’m at in life, really,” he said. “Just to keep working, put my mind to things to get better and achieve greatness.”
Dorsey said he plans to major in business.
About the author
Mark Vest is on the sports beat at C&G Newspapers. He covers high school sports for the Fraser-Clinton Chronicle and Grosse Pointe Times. In the past couple years or so, he has also began to cover collegiate sports for schools such as the University of Detroit Mercy, Oakland University, Wayne State University, Macomb Community College and Oakland Community College. Vest has worked at C&G Newspapers since 2011 and attended Oakland University and Oakland Community College.