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Dorsey inks player pool contract with D-League

September 27, 2005 - World Basketball Association (WBA) - Rome Rage News Release

Daryl ‘MaJic' Dorsey recently signed a NBADL contract, placing him in the player pool for the upcoming season. The former Rome Gladiator (WBA) All-Star point guard inked with the D-League last week, continuing his goal of climbing to the NBA. Dorsey, who was chosen as the WBA League MVP, led his Gladiators to the WBA Championship this past spring.

Dorsey, who turned down a multitude of lucrative offers from European teams, has decided to stay in the US, with the ambitions of playing well and being called up to the NBA this season. He stated, "I am eager to fulfill my goal of making it to the top." He went on to say he would very much like to have the opportunity to play for the Florida D-League team.

Dorsey was named the ABA Rookie of the Year for the 2004-2005 season, while averaging 21.6 pts, 9.4 assists, 3.2 steals per game. In the ABA, he had game highs of 42 points, 19 assists and 4 steals. He shot 86% from the FT line. 'MaJic' was also the only Rookie in the ABA All-Star game where he had 26 points, 12 assists and 2 steals.

MaJic also generated 'world-wide' attention as a member of the And1 Mixtape Tour in 2003. His patented move, named the "MaJic Tornado" has been officially copyrighted. A Baltimore-native, MaJic averaged 25ppg for famed Dunbar High School, before finishing his HS career at Gwynn Lake Prep in Florida, where he averaged 35ppg. While at Brevard CC, Daryl averaged 28.7points, 8.4 assists and 3.4 steals per game, while being named Sporting News Magazine's #1 ranked JUCO point guard in the nation. After his stay at Brevard, Dorsey briefly enrolled at Southern Indiana, before leaving for, to the ABA, While leading the Glads to the '05 WBA Title, Dorsey led the league in Assists (10.1), Assist/turnover ratio (2.41), was second in scoring (23.1), 9th in freethrow percentage (83.5%) and 18th in steals (1.9). He was named WBA Player of the Week and First Team All-League. He also took a hiatus from the Gladiators in order to attend the NBA's Pre-Draft Camp in Chicago.

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