DEVON DOTSON 2018 HIGH SCHOOL PLAYER PROFILE
#17 RANKED PLAYER IN THE COUNTRY (CLASS OF 2018)
STAR RANKING: 5 STARS
WEIGHT: 175 POUNDS
POSITION: POINT GUARD
HIGH SCHOOL: PROVIDENCE DAY SCHOOL IN NORTH CAROLINA
CHOSE KANSAS OVER: ARIZONA, FLORIDA, MARYLAND, AMONG MANY OTHERS
Frank Mason. Devonte Graham. Devon Dotson. Kansas head coach Bill Self has done a great job recruiting the point guard position during the last decade. With Graham being a senior, it looks like Dotson is next in line of great Kansas lead guards. The North Carolina prep star has the make-up to become just as good, if not better than the 2 other names before his.
Devon Dotson jumps out on tape while evaluating him. Speed is the name of his game. The 6’2″ PG is one of the fastest players with the ball in his hands in the entire high school class of 2018. He explodes when attacking the rim. He thrives at getting into the lane and finishing or dishing. The top 20 prospect displays elite first step quickness and is virtually unarguable one on one at the prep level.
He can score from all 3 levels on the court. Dotson has pretty shooting fundamentals with a quick release. He already shows a consistent 3-point shot, which will make him that much more dangerous when in attack mode. Opposing defenders will have to play his ability to drive, which will lead to him using his sweet shooting stroke. And vice versa.
Dotson is a high level ball distributor who seems to always make the correct pass. The 5-star prospect displays court vision beyond his years. He sees plays happening a few steps before they occur. What makes the point guard so intriguing as a player is the fact he is dominant on both ends of the court.
Dotson is a defensive menace and plays bigger than his size. He can lock up opposing point guards and has been a steal machine during his high school career. Once he gets stronger and adds weight, we don’t have any worries about him defending at the division 1 level. He can totally disrupt an opponents offensive rhythm with the way he competes at the defensive end.
Like Mason and Graham, the future Jayhawk is a winning type of player. We really like the composure that he plays with and has the look of a future captain. He has intangibles that you can’t teach. We believe he will be handed the keys to the Kansas basketball program next season. Devon Dotson has that “IT” factor that can’t be taught. Look for him to have an immediate impact for the Jayhawks and be in the running for All Big-12 honors as a freshman. We are very high on his abilities.
PRO’S AND CON’S OF DOTSON’S OVERALL GAME
Team leader/Captain characteristics
Potential lock-down defender
Superb Ball-Handler and Passer
Needs to gain weight
Keep improving his outside shooting
Sometimes plays too fast for himself and teammates
BELOW ARE HIGHLIGHTS OF DEVON DOTSON
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