Brent J. Dorsey
Brent garnered numerous high school athletic awards and achievements while at Wellsville High School. He left Wellsville with numerous school records, including most points in a career. Following graduation he was recruited by head basketball coach Rick Weaver to play basketball for the Wildcats. He enrolled in the fall of 1994 and began a storied career for Baker.
During his time at Baker he lettered all four years. Following his initial year he was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference’s Freshman of the Year. During his sophomore, junior and senior years he was named to the all-Heart of America Athletic Conference's first team. During his career he averaged 18.9 points per game and led the conference in scoring during his senior year with a 21.1 average. At the conclusion of his senior campaign he had amassed a total of 2,501 points during his four-year career, breaking the previous record of 2,460 points established in 1991 by fellow Baker Athletic Hall of Fame inductee John Smith, 1991.
For his career Brent hit over 81 percent of his free throws. Additionally, he set records for both the most three-pointers scored in one game with 7 (tied with several others), in a season with 107 and for his career with 353. Following his senior year he received other national honors as he was named as a first-team All-American for Successful Farming Magazine and as captain of the All-America Farm Team. Coach Weaver had this to say about Brent: “Brent Dorsey ranks among the top players to ever wear a Baker basketball jersey. Equally impressive is the fact that he is as fine a person as he was a player.”
Brent currently serves as claims manager at Great American Insurance Company and continues to assist with managing a family farm with his father. He is actively involved in his parish at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and serves there as a member of the finance council. He is married to Laura and together they have two young sons, Jimmy and Willie.