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Tar Heels Offer N.C. Sophomore Devon Dotson

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Roy Williams’s early pursuit of the top players in North Carolina continued on Saturday.

After North Carolina’s win over Boston College, Williams offered a scholarship to sophomore Devon Dotson.
Dotson, a 6-0 point guard from Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day, is the third class of 2018 recruit with a UNC offer, joining UNC commit Rechon Black and wing Jairus Hamilton.
“Devon is a fast, aggressive, explosive point guard that plays with great poise, pace and IQ,” his father, Dana Dotson said. “He puts pressure on the defense as he is able to beat defenders off the dribble and get into the lane to create opportunities for teammates or finish himself.”
Dotson’s father’s description of his game is similar to what the UNC coaching staff told him during his first visit to UNC, earlier this month.
“They just said they saw me play and they love me,” Devon Dotson told Inside Carolina. “They like how hard I play and my IQ.”
After his strong performance on the AAU circuit this past summer, Dotson’s profile and recruitment rose to a national level. He started receiving interest from Maryland, Ohio State, Kentucky, Florida and North Carolina. He also claims offers from UNC-Charlotte, Clemson, Tennessee, Rutgers and Georgia.
Assistant coach Steve Robinson watched him during the fall evaluation period at Providence Day, while Roy Williams and assistant coach C.B. McGrath scouted Dotson at this year’s Chick fil A Classic in Columbia, S.C. In front of Williams, Dotson led his team in points (18) and assists (5) and added five rebounds, against Atlanta (Ga.) Pace Academy and 2017 UNC target Wendell Carter.
On Friday night, Robinson saw Dotson score a team-high 25 points against Hamilton and Concord (N.C.) Cannon School.
“This is a rare year where you have so many local kids who have separated themselves at the state and national level,” said Che Roth, Head Coach at Cannon. “Devon Doston is a dog. He’s got some moxie to him. He was born with all kinds of talent.”


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