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PG Sean Dockery
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Height: 6-2Weight: 175
Hometown (High School): Chicago, IL (Chicago Julian HS)
Year of High School Graduation: 2002
Brief Player Information:
One of the best point guards in the nation and the highest ranked player in Illinois for his class. Extremely quick with long arms and awesomely quick hands. Has a good shot, but not a great one (needs more consistency here). Excellent penetrator to the hoop and is a great finisher. Is awesome on a fullcourt press and as a one-on-one defender. Gets many steals that others would not be able to get. Great at creating his own shot and opportunities for others with his awesome passing. Very unselfish player, with a jet quick first step and crossover dribble.

SCHOOL LIST
Duke Verbal Commitment No Scheduled Visit
Illinois No Current Interest No Scheduled Visit
Florida No Current Interest No Scheduled Visit
Michigan State No Current Interest No Scheduled Visit

STORY LINKS
July 9, 2001
Yesterday 6'2 Sean Dockery from Chicago (Julian) IL didn't surprise anybody when he made it official for Duke at his evening press conference. However, a lot of Duke fans must be surprised by the fact that Dockery's academic situation is still very much in doubt, as his lastest SAT score was a 15 and his current grade point average in core classes is only a 2.3 (he needs a 17 on the ACT and a 2.5 gpa to be eligible). Apparently a lot of Duke fans have been giving Roy and Harv Schmidt of the Illinois Prep Bulls-eye Report a hard time, because they didn't tell 'em what they wanted to hear. Well, it looks like the Schmidt's are right on the money with this one. Sure, Dockery has a chance to make it, but it may take a while (like maybe next spring). So I encourage the Duke fans to get off the Schmidt's case and, instead, if they want to pick on somebody, try me. I've said about the same thing, but unlike the Schimdt's, I like the controversy. The Dockery commitment is also important, because he becomes the 34th rising senior ranked among our top 100 nationally to have committed prior to the start of the summer camp season, which tip-off this weekend. He also makes it six-for-six in terms of the top point guards already being committed.
[ PrepStar ]
July 8, 2001
While Sean Dockery's grades have been called into question enough, there is now positive news to report. The 6'2 future Blue Devil will be heading to summer school in the next few weeks, causing his summer schedule to change.
[ The Devils Den ]
July 8, 2001
Jason Williams and his mother have made it clear that Duke will need another point guard in the 2003 season. Today Duke filled the void left by the All American point guard with another All American in the form of 6'2 Chicago area product Sean Dockery.
[ The Devils Den ]
July 3, 2001
Dick Vitale: "The Duke machine continues to hum. Sean Dockery, a 6-foot-2 guard who ranks up there with Roberson among the nation's best point guards, verbally committed to the Blue Devils."
[ ESPN.com ]
July 2, 2001
We also have received some new information about 6'2 Jr Sean Dockery from Chicago (Julian) IL. One source tells us the chances of Dockery making it academically, which is necessary if he wants to go to Duke, are slim and none. Another source tells us that Dockery will be offered a scholarship by the Blue Devils before the start of the summer camp season next week.
[ The Hoop Scoop Online ]
June 30, 2001
He gives a solid argument as the number one player in the class and is indeed a tremendouse scorer from the point position. Grades will be a question, but if he can qualify, it looks like Duke will be his college destination.
[ Edgy Tim's Illinois Prep Spotlight ]
June 27, 2001
There is no cause for concern [with Sean Dockery]. Duke wants him and he wants to go to Duke. They are both waiting to see how the academics pan out. There is no panic on either end. it's going to take some time to sort through some of the academics and Duke, to my knowledge, isn't moving on anyone else. Dockery is their guy and they are just seeing how things pan out. Let's give this a few weeks and then gauge where it is.
[ Blue Chip Hoops ]
June 26, 2001
Dockery said he will be visiting Illinois,Duke,Florida,and Michigan State in the fall. He wants to make a fall decision. Dockery also said that he has no problem playing with another point guard at the same time.
[ Orange & Blue News ]
June 25, 2001
Dockery said he plans on taking four official visits in the Fall before deciding. "I am not thinking about any leader," Dockery said. "I am thinking about my grades and my test."

Dockery said he doesn't mind sharing the backcourt with another point guard either. "My father told me that having two points guards on the court at the same time," Dockery said. "It's like having two brains running the team."
[ Rivals Hoops ]
June 25, 2001
His game is predicated on running a team and defending. He's extremely focused, calm and savvy with the ball in his hands. He uses dribble penetration to create opportunities for himself and sets up his teammates well. He sets himself apart from other guards because he plays at different speeds equally well. Defensively, he's gambler with good hands. He needs to work on his 3-point stroke in order to keep defenders honest. Style of play: Gary Payton.
[ Sporting News ]
June 24, 2001
Late in the second half's Fire's 77-71 loss to Ingram's T1T Playaz, Dockery was flattened by a Jason Fraser pick which occurred right in front of the Illinois Fire bench. On the play, Dockery was just getting back on defense and was running with his head down. Fraser stood right in front of him and Dockery ran into the 6-9 forward and collided with Jason. He tumbled to the court, hit his head hard, and did not get up for a bit.
[ Rivals Hoops ]
June 19, 2001
This was not vintage Dockery. An ankle injury the first day of the camp definitely slowed him down and he admitted afterwards that the injury was bothering him. With that said, he struggled. He recorded 19 assists but turned it over an uncharacteristic 16 times. Dockery’s game is running a team and playing tenacious defense. Sean has to work on improving his 3-point stroke and was 3-13 from downtown at camp.
[ Blue Chip Hoops ]
June 18, 2001
I thought he was a disappointment in this game. The East guards seemed to be able to drive by him at will. His outside shot was not falling. The East guards seemed a little quicker than Sean. He usually would throw the ball into the post from the perimeter, but did not drive, break down the defense and pass to a teammate for an open shot. Considering his reputation, I'm sure he's had better games.
[ UNCBasketball.com ]
May 30, 2001
About 6-2, 175, very slender. Very quick shot with good to great rotation. Excellent first step. Showmanship. Knows where his players are. Rises up to the game. Big time scorer, from anywhere on the floor. Penetrates, isolates, shoots, has it all. Scoring guard more than a pure PG. Phenomenal dribbler with all the moves. Dribbles low to the ground, incredible crossover that is very difficult to defend (schooled Roberson in the first half)
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