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Joey Dorsey

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Background

2010-11 SEASON:
Appeared in 43 games (nine starts) with the Toronto Raptors, averaged 3.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 0.6 steals in 12.1 minutes.

2009-10 SEASON:
Signed with the Raptors on Apr. 4 but did not dress for any of the remaining seven games … Appeared in 15 games with Houston and Sacramento … Averaged 1.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 7.1 minutes … Set career highs in points (seven), rebounds (12), offensive boards (six) and minutes (20) Feb. 5 at Memphis as a member of the Rockets … Traded to Sacramento with forward Carl Landry, guard Larry Hughes and cash considerations as part of a three-team deal … Waived by Sacramento Mar. 28 … D-League: Appeared in 16 games (all starts) for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers … Averaged 14.9 points and 13.3 rebounds in 31.6 minutes … Collected nine double-doubles and scored in double-figures 12 times … Set season highs with 27 points and 22 rebounds, while shooting a perfect 11-for-11 from the field Jan. 6 vs. Bakersfield … Had nine games with five or more offensive rebounds.

2008-09 SEASON:
Averaged 0.7 points and 0.3 rebounds in three games with Houston … Placed on the inactive list for 37 games and drew DNP-CDs for 19 games … Recorded his first NBA basket Dec. 22 at New Jersey … Registered his first NBA rebound Nov. 29 vs. San Antonio … Made his NBA debut Nov. 9 at L.A. Lakers … D-League: Assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Dec. 26 … Averaged 9.7 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in seven games (five starts) with the Vipers … Recalled from Rio Grande Valley on a rehabilitation assignment on Jan. 10.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:
Second-round draft choice (33rd overall) by Portland in 2008; June 26, 2008: Draft rights traded by Portland to Houston in a three-team deal in which Houston also acquired the draft rights to forward Donte Green and a 2009 secondround draft choice from Memphis, Memphis acquired draft rights to forward Darrell Arthur from Portland and Portland acquired draft rights to forward Nicholas Batum from Houston; February 18, 2010: Traded by Houston with forward Carl Landry, guard Larry Hughes and cash considerations to Sacramento as part of a three-team deal; March 28, 2010: Waived by Sacramento; April 4, 2010: Signed for the remainder of the 2009-10 season by Toronto.

COLLEGE:
Completed a four-year collegiate career at the University of Memphis … Helped the Tigers reach the 2008 national championship game in San Antonio … Finished as the school’s all-time leader in field goal percentage (.614) and second in blocked shots (264) … Ranked first all-time C-USA (Conference USA) history for total rebounds (1,209) and second all-time in school history … Named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year twice and named to the All-Defensive Team following his junior and senior seasons … Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in 55 career games and posted 26 double-doubles over 149 career games … Earned first-team All-Conference USA honors as a junior and second-team accolades as a senior.

PERSONAL:
Born Richard Elmer Dorsey … Goes by the nickname “Joey,” which was given to him by his mother, Charlene … Played at Laurinburg Prep (NC) in 2003-04, averaging 16.0 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.3 blocked shots in his final season … Helped lead Laurinburg to a 28-7 record and a No. 6 final national ranking … Attended Mt. Zion Christian Academy in Durham, North Carolina in 2002-03.

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Height: 6'9''/ 2.06m
Weight: 275 lbs./ 124.7 kg
Born: December 16, 1983
From: University of Memphis
Draft: 2nd Round (33rd pick) 2008 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2008
Years Pro: 3
Previous Teams:
  Houston Rockets 2014 - 2014
  Toronto Raptors 2009 - 2011
  Sacramento Kings 2009 - 2009
  Houston Rockets 2008 - 2009
Prior to NBA/Country: Memphis/USA

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