Sports Spotlight on Alex Dorr | VideoScott Westerberg | 1/9/2013
"Cam was a huge influence. He just talked about how he found his fit here and he`s having a lot of fun playing and he showed me around on my visit and that`s what helped me make my decision is he had all the positives and he even told me some of the negatives which is what people don`t usually do and I felt that honesty was a good thing. I wanted to be in a place where I could get a little more playing time and be with guys who wanted to win a little more and once I got here it was the perfect match," he said.
Dorr`s first year with the Marauders was spent learning from one of the program`s all-time greats, Eric Erdmann. "I always envied his game, how he never seemed like he was in a hurry. He was always making the right plays even in crunch time. I didn`t really do that that year. I just kind of knew if he wasn`t going to shoot it he`d dump it down to me and I`d get a lay-up so I really played off him and that`s how I got my baskets my sophomore year, but then I wanted to emulate his game my junior and senior years, so I`ve been working on that."
Now as a senior, Dorr is the one the Marauders look to when they need a big play. "You can tell in a few games when I`m not quite being aggressive the offense doesn`t flow as well cause it`s kind of designed for me to get shots, so I need to keep being more agressive on offense and then being a defensive leader and talking out there is what I`ve really been working on as a senior."
During his three years at U-Mary, Dorr hasn`t just evolved into the team`s go-to guy. He`s also taken on the role of mentor to some of his younger teammates. "I think they could really benefit from seeing some of the tape of how I used to play then and and how I play now and that`s how they can develop their game."
And just like those who came before him, Dorr is hoping to leave his mark on the next generation of Marauders.
Dorr and the Marauders will host Winona State on Friday, then on Saturday night they will play Upper Iowa on NBC North Dakota Sports. Our live coverage begins with the women`s game at 4:00 central time.
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