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Basketball Recruiting

Five-star junior Lee Dort discusses his recruitment and game

November 9, 2020

His guardian and coach Derrick Shelby used the word ‘Beast’ to describe Top-20 prospect and five-star junior Lee Dort. The 6-foot-10 center helped lead North Dallas Adventist Academy Sentinel to a 35-6 season and Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship state title. He averaged nearly 18 points per game and grabbed an astonishing 17.3 rebounds.

In the state title game, he scored 10 points and grabbed 19 rebounds. He was one of a handful of players in the nation to average more than 15 rebounds per contest.

Dort moved to the United States from Haiti nearly two years ago and already holds more than 15 scholarship offers. I asked his coach and guardian, Drive Nation’s Derrick Shelby, to give me the full breakdown on Lee and his game:

“What Lee brings is a mobile 6-foot-10 strong athlete that will step into college his freshman year and lead the conference in rebounding and field goal percentage. He is now consistently knocking down the fifteen through the seventeen-foot jumper and that makes him extremely dangerous.”

Now, let’s speak with Lee Dort. He took the time to discuss his recruitment and his game with

Which schools are involved?

Dort: “I hear from a lot of schools throughout the week. Memphis, Kansas, Minnesota, Arizona, Georgetown, Mississippi State, Auburn, Vanderbilt, and many more.”

Any newer schools?

Dort: “We have had recent zoom calls with Virginia and Ohio State recently.

How did the Virginia zoom call go?

Dort: “Zoom call was with the Head coach Tony Bennett and Coach Kyle Getter. Coach B just spoke about the culture at Virginia along with how they develop. Spoke about what he looks for in his players. Looking forward to building a relationship.”

What about the Ohio State zoom call?

Dort: “The zoom call with Head coach Chris Holtmann and Coach Diebler was nice. Showed us the campus and spoke about their facilities and how they develop their players. Also spoke about their alumni and the lifelong relationships you can build at Ohio State.”

Thoughts on the programs recruiting you?

Dort: “A lot of this is new to me and I really haven’t broken down any of the schools but I will be doing that very soon. I will spend time watching all the teams play that are recruiting me and that will give me a better idea of how they play. I really want to go to a school that will be the best fit for me.”

Describe your game.

Dort: “I’m about 6-foot-10 and I feel that I’m very explosive. I do a good job of rebounding in and out of my area. I’m really improving on the pick and roll as well as the pick and pop. I have great hands and I’m a really good shot-blocker and finisher at the rim.”

Any upcoming zooms?

Dort: “I think we might have one coming up with Vanderbilt.”

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