New Dallas Mavericks wing Tyler Dorsey to play for Greece in EuroBasket

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The Dallas Mavericks signed Tyler Dorsey to a two-way contract this offseason. The 2017 second-round pick spent two seasons in the NBA before heading overseas for three years where he blossomed. Dorsey won two titles in the Israeli League before winning the Greek Cup in 2022 and taking home Finals MVP honors.

The 26-year-old was born in California, but he has played for the Greek National Team since 2015. Dorsey has only appeared in a handful of World Cup qualifiers with the senior squad, but that is likely to change this summer.

Dorsey is set to join Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brothers for two World Cup qualifiers at the end of August before taking part in EuroBasket in September. NBA players are only allowed to train for 28 days leading up to a major competition, so their first practice with the national team will be on Aug. 4.

New Dallas Mavericks wing Tyler Dorsey to play for Greece in EuroBasket

Mavericks fans will get a good look at Dorsey and his game as Greece faces Serbia and Belgium in World Cup qualifying before playing out of Group C in EuroBasket. The Greeks will be favored to win their group at EuroBasket, and they will be looking to dethrone Luka Doncic and Slovenia, who won the last title back in 2017.

Tyler Dorsey could quickly go from his two-way spot to the 15-man roster. The 6’3 guard has improved his 3-point shooting during his three years overseas, and he has the athletic ability to be a plus defender. Will he transform into the 3-and-D wing the Mavericks continue to search for? That is the 26-year-old’s path to making their roster.

The Dallas Mavericks will be well represented at EuroBasket this year with Luka Doncic, Frank Ntilikina, and Davis Bertans joining Tyler Dorsey in the competition. All four will be looking to lead their country to a medal, and fans should be sure to tune in to catch all the action.

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