Robert Dozier Back Open

One of the top players in the senior class is back on the boards - despite the wishes of his parents. Underrated 6-8 forward Robert Dozier has a new list of schools, but he could become a priority for many staffs looking for help in the spring.

Against the wishes of both of his parents, Robert Dozier didn't put his signature on anything that ended up on John Calipari's desk this past week.

``I want to re-open it up," said the 6-8, 190-pound Lithonia High (Ga.) senior small forward. ``Everything happened so quickly with Memphis and I had nothing to compare it to."

Dozier said that Memphis is still right at the top of his list, calling them the leader, but he won't be signing in the early period – so it's unclear whether the Tigers will wait for him to sign in the spring.

Dozier, who was ranked No. 75 in our preseason Top 100, also mentioned Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina and Cincinnati – although both Dozier and his father, Robert Dozier Sr., expressed concerns regarding the Bulldogs.

``They're not in a good situation right now and I want to see what happens with the ruling," Dozier said.

``I'd rather see him go to junior college," his father added. "He won't make it being that close to home. I want him to go away and grow up. Sometimes being close to home hurts you more than it helps."

Dozier is one of the most underrated players in the country and the former Team Georgia Elite star has a terrific all-around game that will make him one of the most talented players still available in the senior class.

``He went on his visit to Memphis and it was the first thing he saw," Dozier Sr. said. "He liked it, but it was the first thing he saw. I feel like the first decision he made was the best decision for him, but this is like an engagement. All of the sudden it broke up."

``He told me he wants to get out and see what else is out there," he added. "As far as I'm concerned, Memphis is the best situation for him. He may want to look at other schools, but I have no desire for him to look at any other schools."

``His mother and I are on the same page," the elder Dozier said. "But he's got to live with his decision. I'm not going to get in the way."

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