2006-07 Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year
2006-07 Conference USA All-Defensive Team
2006-07 All-Conference USA first team
2007 Conference USA All-Tournament Team
Conference USA Player of the Week for Jan. 29-Feb. 4, 2007
2006 Conference USA All-Tournament Team
2004-05 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
A candidate for 2007-08 postseason honors ... One of the nation's top rebounders and shot blockers ... Game thrives on rebounding and creating offense off putbacks and offensive rebounds ... A great passer out of the post ... Solid defender in the post and on the perimeter.
Has played in 111 games, starting 79 ... Averaging 6.6 points and 7.6 rebounds ... Has 190 blocked shots and 119 steals ... Shooting 60.3 percent from the floor ... Has 16 double-doubles and 37 double-digit rebounding contests ... Tigers have a 34-3 record when he grabs double-digit rebounds ... Has led Memphis in field goal percentage, rebounding and blocked shots the past two seasons (2005-06, 2006-07) ... Has played in 12 postseason games (8 NCAA, 4 NIT).
On The Charts On Memphis career charts - No. 7 in rebounding with 847 boards, No. 1 in field goal percentage at 60.3 and No. 5 in blocked shots with 190 swats ... On Tiger single-season charts - No. 9 in rebounding with 347 boards (2006-07), No. 1 (63.1 percent; 2005-06) and No. 3 (61.4 percent; 2006-07) in field goal percentage and No. 6 (81 blocks; 2006-07) and No. 11 (66 blocks; 2005-06) in blocked shots ... On Memphis single-game charts - Tied for No. 7 spot in blocked shots with seven swats vs. Rice on Feb. 22, 2007 ... On Conference USA career charts - No. 7 in rebounding with 847 boards and No. 6 in blocked shots with 190 swats ... On Conference USA single-season charts - No. 2 in rebounding with 347 boards (2006-07).
What Could Happen in 2007-08
With 264 points and 153 boards, could become only the fifth player in Tiger history to score 1,000 points and grab 1,000 rebounds ... Can move into the top 10 on the Memphis most career games played list ... Enters 2007-08 with 111 games played and needs only 15 to break into the top 10 ... Needs 24 games played to take over the top spot on that list ... On his pace of 64 blocks per season, can move to the No. 2 spot on the Tigers career blocked shots leaders chart ... On his pace of 282 boards per season, could move to the No. 2 position on the Memphis career rebounding list ... On his pace of 40 steals per season, could move into the top 10 on the Tiger career steals leaders list.
Selected to Team USA for the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ... Team USA placed fifth with a 3-2 record ... The team dropped its first two games, but bounced back to win its final three contests ... Averaged 3.0 points and 3.4 rebounds in five appearances ... In first two games, averaged only 3.0 minutes of action and scored two points and grabbed one rebound ... In last three contests, averaged 19.3 minutes and posted 4.3 ppg and 5.3 rpg ... Hit a key free throw late and blocked a last-second three-point attempt in Team USA's upset over Argentina ... Had three points, four rebounds and three assists vs. Argentina ... Grabbed nine boards vs. the U.S. Virgin Islands ... Had five points, three boards and three steals vs. Panama.
2006-07 Season (Junior)
Started all 37 games ... Averaged 8.5 points and 9.4 rebounds (led team) ... Had 81 blocked shots (led team) and 53 steals (second on team) ... The 81 blocks are the sixth-most for single season in Tiger history ... Shot 61.4 percent from the floor (led team) ... Posted seven double-doubles and 20 double-digit rebounding contests ... Tigers were 18-2 when he had double-digit rebounds (only losses at Tennessee and at Arizona) ... Ranked among Conference USA leaders (overall games) in rebounding (1st; 9.4 rpg), field goal percentage (2nd; .614), steals (10th; 1.43 spg) and blocked shots (2nd; 2.19 bpg) ... Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Started all seven postseason games ... Averaged 7.3 points and 8.7 boards ... Also had 10 blocks and four steals ... Shot 47.1 percent from the field ... In four NCAA Tournament games, averaged 6.3 points and 7.8 boards ... Had eight points and four boards vs. Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament South Regional semifinal ... Posted eight points, nine rebounds and two blocks vs. Nevada and its All-America post Nick Fazekas in the NCAA Tournament second round ... Scored nine points and grabbed 15 boards vs. North Texas in the NCAA Tournament first round ... Named to the Conference USA All-Tournament Team ... Averaged 8.7 points and 10.0 rebounds in three C-USA Tournament games ... Scored nine points and grabbed 13 rebounds vs. Houston in the C-USA Tournament championship game ... Pulled down six boards in only 18 minutes of action vs. Tulane in the C-USA Tournament semifinal ... Recorded seventh double-double of season with a 14-point, 11-rebound performance vs. Marshall in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal ... Conference USA play: Averaged 9.3 points and 9.7 boards in league action ... In Conference USA games only, ranked among the league leaders in rebounding (1st; 9.7 rpg), field goal percentage (1st; .612), steals (2nd; 2.00 spg) and blocked shots (1st; 2.63 bpg) ... Had 11 games with two or more blocked shots ... Posted nine double-figure rebounding contests, including the first seven league games ... Recorded three double-doubles vs. C-USA foes ... Had 13 points, including 5-of-5 from the free throw line, and seven boards in a narrow 64-61 win at SMU ... Posted a double-double of 16 points and 10 boards vs. Houston in regular season home finale ... Blocked a career-high seven shots vs. Rice ... Also had seven points and six boards vs. the Owls ... Grabbed 13 rebounds and added four blocks in a win at UAB ... Named Conference USA co-Player of the Week for Jan. 29-Feb. 4 for the Tigers' games vs. SMU and UCF ... Averaged 14.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.5 steals while shooting 75 percent from the field in the two wins ... Had seven points, nine rebounds and four steals vs. SMU ... Recorded a career game vs. UCF ... Netted a career-high 22 points on 10 field goals (also a career best) and two free throws vs. the Knights ... Added a career-best five steals vs. UCF ... Grabbed a season-high 16 boards in a home win over Southern Miss ... Also had seven points, three blocks and three steals vs. the Golden Eagles ... Had a double-double performance of 13 points and 11 boards in a home victory over Tulsa ... Posted 15 rebounds vs. East Carolina and had 12 boards at home vs. UAB ... Recorded a double-double game of 14 points and 11 boards in a road win at Southern Miss ... Also had six blocks vs. the Golden Eagles ... Grabbed 10 boards and swatted three shots at Houston ... Opened C-USA play with seven points, 13 rebounds, four blocks and four steals vs. Marshall ... Non-conference play (regular season games only): Averaged 8.1 points and 4.4 rebounds vs. non-conference opponents ... Had seven games with two or more blocked shots ... Grabbed double-digit boards in eight non-Conference USA contests ... Shot 69.2 percent from the floor in the Tigers' non-league games ... Recorded a double-double of 15 points and 12 boards in a thrilling road win at Gonzaga ... Tied a career high with five steals vs. the Bulldogs ... Also had three rim-rattling dunks in the first half vs. Gonzaga that helped the Tigers build a 39-31 halftime edge ... Played a career-best 40 minutes vs. Gonzaga ... Grabbed 10 boards and had five steals vs. Cincinnati ... Had eight points and 11 boards in a road game at Arizona ... Posted nine points, 11 boards, two blocks and two steals vs. Austin Peay ... Pulled down double-digit rebounds in consecutive games vs. Ole Miss (10 boards) and Tennessee (13) ... Had a double-double performance with 10 points and 12 rebounds vs. Manhattan ... Also had five blocks and four steals vs. the Jaspers ... Scored 10 points and added seven rebounds vs. Arkansas State ... Had six points and seven boards in a win over Kentucky in the EA Sports Maui Invitational third-place game ... Slammed home a thunderous dunk during a second-half run that put the game out of reach ... Had six rebounds and three blocks vs. Georgia Tech in the EA Sports Maui Invitational semifinal ... Opened season with an 11-point, 13-board game vs. Jackson State.
2005-06 Season (Sophomore)
Played in all 37 games and started 35 ... Averaged 6.9 points and 7.5 rebounds (led team) ... Had 66 blocked shots (led team) and 44 steals ... The 66 blocks are the 10th-most for single season in Tiger history ... Shot 63.1 percent from the floor (led team) ... Posted six double-doubles and 10 double-digit rebounding contests ... Tigers were 9-1 when he had double-digit rebounds (only loss at UAB) ... Ranked among Conference USA leaders (overall games) in rebounding (3rd) and blocked shots (1st) ... Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Started all seven postseason games ... Averaged 6.6 points and 7.9 boards ... Also had nine assists, three blocks and 10 steals ... Shot 51.3 percent from the field ... In four NCAA Tournament games, averaged 6.3 points and 6.8 boards ... Had six assists and six steals ... Had a solid all-around performance vs. Bradley center Patrick O'Bryant (2006 NBA Draft lottery pick) ... Posted six points, 11 boards, three assists and two steals vs. the Braves ... Had 12 points, six rebounds and three steals vs. Bucknell in the NCAA Tournament second round ... Scored his 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field and 4-of-6 from the foul line ... Named to the Conference USA All-Tournament Team ... Averaged 7.0 points and 9.3 rebounds in three C-USA Tournament games ... Posted a double-double of 10 points and 12 boards in the C-USA Tournament title game victory over UAB ... Had nine points and nine rebounds vs. Houston in the semifinals ... Recorded seven boards and three steals vs. Tulane in the quarterfinals ... Conference USA play: Averaged 6.6 points and 6.3 boards in league action ... In Conference USA games only, ranked among the league leaders in rebounding (10th) and blocked shots (2nd) ... Had seven games with two or more blocked shots ... Posted a double-double of 11 points and 16 rebounds (tied season high) at UAB ... Had 10 boards and three blocks in a home win over Tulane ... Scored 11 points and added nine rebounds in a victory at Rice ... Had a double-double of 12 points and 16 boards (season high) vs. UAB ... Also posted three assists, four blocks and two steals vs. the Blazers ... Had 13 points and eight boards vs. SMU ... Non-conference play (regular season games only): Averaged 7.2 points and 8.4 rebounds vs. non-conference opponents ... Had 10 games with two or more blocked shots ... Posted eight points, 11 rebounds, four blocks and four steals (tied season high) in a home victory over in-state rival Tennessee ... Blocked a season-high six shots vs. Middle Tennessee ... Also had 14 points, nine rebounds and three steals vs. the Blue Raiders ... Pulled down eight boards vs. Texas ... Recorded a double-double of 16 points (season high) and 13 rebounds in a home win over Purdue ... Grabbed eight rebounds vs. Gonzaga and nine boards vs. Louisiana Tech ... Had 11 points and 10 rebounds at Providence ... Posted first double-double of season vs. Jackson State with 10 points and 11 rebounds ... Grabbed 13 rebounds and added nine points in a home win over Lamar ... Had five blocks vs. Lamar ... Recorded seven points, nine boards and three blocks vs. UCLA in the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals ... Had nine points, seven rebounds and two steals in a road victory at Alabama (NIT) ... Posted seven boards and four blocks in the season opener vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (NIT).
2004-05 Season (Freshman)
Played in 37 games and started seven ... Averaged 4.6 points and 6.0 rebounds (second on the team) ... Had 43 blocked shots (second on team) and 22 steals ... Shot 54.6 percent from the floor (led team) ... Posted three double-doubles and seven double-digit rebounding contests ... Tigers were 7-0 record when he had double-digit rebounds ... Ranked among Conference USA leaders (overall games) in rebounding (16th) and blocked shots (11th) ... Postseason (NIT/C-USA Tournament): Saw action in all eight postseason contests ... Averaged 5.1 points and 4.6 rebounds ... Shot 60.9 percent from the field and 61.9 percent from the free throw line (compared to hitting only 38.2 percent in the regular season) ... In NIT play, averaged 5.3 points and 5.0 rebounds ... Shot 54.5 percent from the floor ... Had six points and four boards vs. St. Joseph's in the NIT semifinal ... Posted six points and nine rebounds vs. Virginia Tech in the NIT second round ... In Conference USA Tournament, averaged 5.0 points and 4.3 rebounds ... Shot 66.7 percent from the field and 80 percent from the charity stripe ... Had best game in C-USA Tournament in opening round vs. Saint Louis, recording 10 points, seven rebounds and two blocked shots ... Conference USA play: Saw action in 15 league games ... Averaged 3.7 points and 5.6 rebounds ... Had 15 blocks and 10 steals ... Shot 57.1 percent from the field ... In Conference USA games only, ranked among the league leaders in rebounding (19th) and blocked shots (10th) ... Had four points, nine rebounds and two blocks vs. Louisville ... Grabbed eight boards at Southern Miss ... Had eight points, 10 boards and three blocks vs. Tulane ... Posted nine points and 11 rebounds at Louisville ... Had eight points and 11 rebounds vs. DePaul ... Had a solid all-around game vs. UAB with four points, eight rebounds, two blocks and four steals ... Non-conference play (regular season games only): All seven starts came in non-Conference USA action ... Averaged 5.2 points and 7.2 rebounds ... Shot 50.8 percent from the field ... Had 22 blocks ... Posted a career-best 18 rebounds vs. Austin Peay ... Grabbed 10 boards and blocked three shots at Purdue ... Had 10 points, eight rebounds and five blocks vs. St. Mary's in the Coaches vs. Cancer (CVC) Classic semifinals ... Recorded consecutive double-doubles in the CVC Memphis Regional ... Had 10 points, 12 boards and four blocks vs. George Mason and 10 points and 16 boards vs. Savannah State.
Played 2003-04 campaign at Laurinburg Prep in Laurinburg, N.C. ... Averaged 16.0 points, 10.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.3 blocked shots in his final season at Laurinburg ... Also shot 76.3 percent from the foul line ... Helped lead his team to a 28-7 record and a No. 6 final national ranking ... Laurinburg Prep was ranked as high as No. 1 during the 2003-04 season ... Played in the prestigious Derek Anderson Derby Festival in Louisville in April of 2004 ... Had 17 points and eight boards in helping lead his team to a 123-108 win ... Finished second in the dunk contest at the festival ... Ranked the No. 7 power forward in the nation by HoopScoop following his performance at the adidas ABCD Camp in the summer of 2003 ... Attended Mt. Zion Christian Academy in Durham, N.C., in 2002-03.
Before prep school, played at Douglass High School in Baltimore, Md. ... Helped lead Douglass to the Maryland Class 3A title in 2001-02 ... Averaged 11.7 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals that season ... Earned All-State accolades ... Named to the Baltimore Sun All-Metro Team in 2001-02.
Full name is Richard E. Dorsey ... Born on December 16, 1983 ... Son of Charlene Dorsey ... An Interdisciplinary Studies major.