Dec 31, 2011; Memphis, TN, USA; Charlotte 49ers head coach Alan Major during the game against the Memphis Tigers at the Fed Ex Forum. Memphis Tigers defeated the Charlotte 49rs 67-58. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball: Local guard Torin Dorn picks Niners


Vance (NC) senior shooting guard Torin Dorn will be playing his college ball with the Charlotte 49ers.

As first reported by the Charlotte Observer, Dorn has verbally committed to play for the Niners, according to Vance AD Carlos Richardson.  The 6’4″, 180-pounder spurned offers from Campbell, Gardner-Webb, High Point and William and Mary, among others–while also picking up interest from N.C. State, Virginia and Virginia Tech.  He has some athletic pedigree; father Torin Sr. was a cornerback at North Carolina and played seven seasons in the NFL.

Dorn, who is ranked as the 15th best player in the state, is another piece to the 2014 recruiting puzzle added by Alan Major and his staff.  A few months ago, another local player, Northside Christian two-guard Keyshawn Woods, popped for the Green and White.  With Dorn and Woods in the mix, along with Florida transfer Braxton Ogbueze and Clemson transfer Bernard Sullivan, 2014-15 is shaping up to be a strong year for Niner basketball.

The commitments by Dorn and Woods mean that the Niners look to have all its scholarships for 2014 spoken for.  It’s an about face from the previous recruiting period, when Cameron Blakely wasn’t locked up until May while Marcus Bryan committed and signed with the team in August, right before classes started.

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