Posted by Matt Sullivan on 1999-11-10

Samford University men's basketball coach Jimmy Tillette announced Wednesday the signing of two players for the 2000-2001 season during the first day of the early signing period.

Signing with the Bulldogs are Tyson Dorsey of  Brantford, Ontario, Canada and Eddie Harper of Laurel, Miss.

Dorsey, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound guard, averaged 25.5 points, 4.1 assists and shot 43 percent from behind the 3-point line last season at Assumption High School. He was an Ontario Top Five All-Star and ranked the seventh-best player overall in Ontario and scored over 1,500 points his last two seasons. He selected Samford over Princeton, Yale, Brown, Siena, Central Connecticut and Belmont.

Harper, a 6-5, 175-pound guard, averaged 24.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and shot 47 percent from behind the 3-point line last season at Northeast Jones High School. Harper selected Samford over Southeastern Louisiana.

Samford opens its 1999-2000 season on Monday when it hosts VASDA USA in an exhibition at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs tip-off the season on Nov. 19 when it faces St. John's in the first round of the CoSIDA Classic in Albuquerque, N.M.
About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.