Robert Dozier Commits - Again

Robert Dozier has committed - again. Maybe the third time is the charm for the Lithonia (Ga.) native.

Robert Dozier has come full circle.

The one-time Memphis commitment, who backed out of his pledge and signed with Georgia, has given another verbal commitment to the Tigers.

``This is final," said the former 6-8 Lithonia (Ga.) High forward, who will leave for a year at Laurinburg Institute (N.C.) next week. "It was an up and down road, but in the end I ended up where I was supposed to be the whole time."

Dozier's passing test score was flagged, according to Dozier's father, and he came up shy on a second attempt – so he wasn't admitted into Georgia for this season.

That was far from bad news for the elder Dozier, who had always wanted his son to play for Memphis coach John Calipari, anyway.

``That's where we wanted him to go from the beginning," Mr. Dozier said. "Coach Calipari was always straight with us and told me there wouldn't be any favoritism and he had to earn everything. He came first, also."

``Like I told Robert, this is the best thing that could have happened," he added. "Now we're all happy."

Especially Memphis.

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