Point guard Devon Dotson strung together quite the sophomore campaign, helping his team secure a NCISAA 3A state title and reeling in scholarship offers from some of the nation’s elite schools.
Dotson, a 6-foot-1, 175-pounder, averaged 17 points, five assists and four rebounds during the season, according to his father Dana.
“It went fantastic actually,” the elder Dotson said about his sons season. “They played a national schedule and beat a lot of good teams. Their schedule was challenging and prepared them for the state playoffs and they won the whole thing.”
“Devon’s biggest strength is that he puts a tremendous amount of pressure on defense,” he added. “He’s a penetrating guard that likes to get his feet in the paint and create opportunities for others and himself. He plays with such an aggressive style. He’s fearless. He gets to the bucket and he can finish or dish it off to others.”
That type of play has led to scholarship offers from 12 schools -- Clemson, Charlotte, Winthrop, Rutgers, Georgia, Tennessee, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Florida, NC State, Hampton and Georgia Southern.
The most recent offer came from an in-state power.
“The last one was to UNC when they offered him,” Dotson said. “That was the second game we attended and that was when coach Williams offered.”
Despite all the early attention and interest, Dotson’s father told Scout that there aren’t plans to make an early choice.
“We haven’t considered ending it early at this point,” he said. “We haven’t built great relationships with anyone. Not to say that he doesn’t like the coaches, but we haven’t gathered enough information about any one particular school to know if that’s the best choice and it’s time to make a decision.”
To go with his offers, Alabama, Gonzaga, Kentucky and Missouri have shown interest.
“We are just trying to build relationships with all the schools that are showing interest in him,” he said. “I think we visited just about every campus thus far and have been in contact with those coaches. There’s a few schools that we’ve been in contact with but haven’t offered. To us it’s about building relationships and getting to know the programs.”
As he did last summer, Dotson plans to run with Team Charlotte on the Under Armour circuit.