- Chicago, ILHometown
- Foreman High School
- 185 lbsWeight
- —Overall Rank
- 40Position Rank
- Oct 26, 2009
- USF lands Chicago guard
- South Florida has landed a verbal commitment from point guard Lavonte Dority, according to sources close to the situation.
Dority chose the Bulls over Wisconsin, Indiana, Baylor and New Mexico.
ESPN.com's National Recruiting Director Paul Biancardi breaks down this get for head coach Stan Heath and his staff.
"Lavonte has a college ready body that should make him an immediate impact player at the next level. He makes great decisions with the ball and depending on what the possession dictates he has a solid feel for when to set the table or score the ball himself.
"His aggressive push in transition, left and right middle game pull-ups, as well as an ever improving 3-point shot, make him a tough player to defend," Biancardi added.
Dority also brings the make-up of a winner ever time he steps on the floor.
"What's most impressive about Lavonte are his leadership intangibles like communication, confidence, and toughness," Biancardi said.
"He'll need to work on his explosiveness and foot quickness in order to finish at the rim and defend jet-quick guards. He needs to work on his help defense guarding his man and seeing the ball at all times, working on the principle of ball-you-man."
With his strong body and toughness, Biancardi expects Dority to fit right in to the Bulls system in the always tough Big East.
"He fits the mold of a rugged, tough Big East guard who will make an immediate impact due to his strong physique," Biancardi concluded. "He's a great fit for coach Heath's 'push, probe and attack' offensive system and physical, tough, hard-nosed defensive style.
"Dority is a great get for the up and coming South Florida Bulls."
Dority is the first recruit for the Bulls in the 2010 class.