Eagles Sign All-State Guard Ivan Dorsey from City College of San Francisco

Former teammate of Collin Chiverton averaged 13 points per game in leading Rams to 27-3 record

City College of San Francisco All-State guard Ivan Dorsey, a former and future teammate of Collin Chiverton, has signed a letter of intent to attend Eastern Washington University and play for the Eagles in the 2012-13 season, EWU head coach Jim Hayford has announced.

The 6-foot, 180-pound Dorsey averaged 12.9 points in leading the Rams to a 27-3 record in the 2011-12 season. As a freshman, he and Chiverton helped CCSF to the 2010-11 California Community Colleges Athletic Association title and finish 32-1. Chiverton, who will be a senior next year for EWU, was the Big Sky Conference Newcomer of the Year in the 2011-12 season after helping the Eagles finish 15-17 overall and 8-8 in the league in Hayford’s first year at the helm.

Thus, the hot-shooting Dorsey was on the winning end of 54 of 59 games in junior college. He is a 2010 graduate of Riordan High School in San Francisco.

“We need winning players, great shooters and quickness. Ivan brings all three on the court,” said Hayford. “Off the court he is a solid person and dedicated student. I look forward to coaching Ivan the next two years.”

As a sophomore at CCSF, Dorsey was a first team All-State selection as picked by the California Community College Athletic Association (cccaasports.org). The CCCAA also selected him to the All-Coast Conference (North Division) squad.

He made 51 percent of his shots from the field (128-of-253), including 64-of-137 3-point shots for 46.7 percent. He also sank 40-of-48 free throws for 83 percent.

Dorsey scored in double figures 22 times, including four games with at least 20 points. In those four games combined, he made 74 percent of his shots from the field, including 18-of-25 3-point shots for 72 percent. He scored 26 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the field and 4-of-5 from the 3-point arc in his team’s season-opening 82-73 victory over eventual State Champion Fresno City College. He also had 25 points on season-high 7-of-9 3-point shooting in an 86-45 win over San Jose City College.

San Francisco was the No. 1-ranked junior college team in California before falling 76-70 at home in overtime in the playoffs to Cabrillo. That loss snapped a 23-game winning streak for the Rams, who won the Coast-North title with a perfect 12-0 mark. A year earlier, San Francisco finished the season with a 27-game winning streak, and was a perfect 12-0 to win the Coast-North title.

As a freshman, Dorsey had 15 double-digit scoring games. He scored 14 points off the bench in a semifinal win in the playoffs against Saddleback College.

Dorsey left Riordan High School as the school’s record holder in 3-pointers made and 3-point percentage. As a senior, he led the West Catholic Athletic League in scoring with an average of nearly 22 points per game. He earned first team All-WCAL honors and was recognized as first team All-City in San Francisco.

He averaged 21.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game as a senior. He scored 38 points in a 73-48 win over Righetti and had 37 in a 72-71 victory against University. Dorsey had two other performances of at least 30 points, and a total of 13 games with at least 20. He sank six 3-pointers on three different occasions for the Crusaders, who finished the season 13-15.

As a junior, he averaged 11.9 points per game with a high of 22 on two occasions.

Dorsey was born Feb. 13, 1992, in San Francisco. He grew up five minutes from CCSF campus and is the son of Larry Dorsey. He intends on majoring in communications at EWU.

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