Dorsey Named Conference USA Co-Player Of The Week
March 10, 2008
IRVING, Texas - University of Memphis' Joey Dorsey has been named the Conference USA co-Player of the Week for Mar. 3-9, the league office announced Monday. Dorsey shared the C-USA weekly accolade with Tulsa's Jerome Jordan.
It is the second time in Dorsey's career that he earned the conference's weekly honor. He was named C-USA's Player of the Week once last season, taking home the honor on Feb. 4, 2007.
A 2007-08 All-C-USA second team pick, Dorsey averaged a double-double with 11.0 points and 10.0 rebounds in the two wins over SMU and UAB during the final week of regular season play. On "Senior Day" Mar. 8, the 6-foot-9 forward netted a season-high 16 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in the 94-56 victory over UAB. The 12-board performance was his 52nd career double-digit rebounding game, and the Tigers are an impressive 49-3 when he grabs 10 rebounds or more in a game.
Dorsey came off the bench Mar. 5 in the 72-55 win over SMU after suffering from stomach flu earlier in the week to tally eight points and six rebounds.
The Baltimore, Md., native leads the team and Conference USA in rebounding (10.0 rpg), and also tops the Tigers with 59 blocked shots and a 65.9 field goal percentage. Dorsey, who is the winningest player in Memphis history, is ranked third in C-USA in blocked shots. During the regular season, Dorsey had seven double-doubles and 15 double-figure rebounding games.
The Tigers (30-1, 16-0 C-USA), ranked No. 2 in the Associated Press poll and No. 3 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches poll, return to action Thursday, Mar. 13 when they meet the Marshall/Tulane winner in a C-USA Tournament quarterfinal contest. Game time is 6:00 p.m. (CT) at FedExForum.