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Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Joey Dorsey Named C-USA Co-Player of the Week

Dorsey Named Conference USA Co-Player Of The Week
The Tiger forward scored a career-high 22 points versus UCF.

Feb. 5, 2007

IRVING, Texas - University of Memphis junior Joey Dorsey was named Conference USA co-Player of the Week for his performances from Jan. 29-Feb. 4, the league office announced Monday. Dorsey shared the honor with UTEP's Stefon Jackson.

This is the first time in his career that Dorsey has earned C-USA's weekly honor. He is the third Tiger this season to be recognized, as Chris Douglas-Roberts took home the award in mid-December and Jeremy Hunt received the honor in early January.

Last week, the 6-foot-9 forward helped lead the No. 11/12 Tigers to a 2-0 mark with victories over UCF 87-65 and SMU 88-52. Dorsey nearly averaged a double-double with 14.5 points and 9.0 rebounds in the two wins. He shot 75 percent from the field in the two games.

In the win over UCF Jan. 31, the Baltimore, Md., native scored a career-high 22 points and had four spectacular, highlight-reel dunks. He also hit a career-best 10 field goals and posted a career-high five steals against the Golden Knights. Against SMU Feb. 3, Dorsey had seven points, nine rebounds, four steals and two blocks.

Dorsey leads Conference USA in rebounding with a 10.2 average. He also is second in C-USA in field goal percentage (.639), second in blocked shots (2.41) and eighth in steals (1.59). Dorsey leads the Tigers with 53 blocks this year and now has 162 swats for his career. He is in the No. 6 spot on the Tiger career blocked shots list.

Memphis (19-3, 9-0 C-USA) returns to action Thursday, Feb. 8 when they travel to Birmingham, Ala., to play UAB (11-11, 3-5 C-USA) in an 8:00 p.m. (CT) game. The contest will be televised by ESPN as part of Rivalry Week on the network.

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