Damyean
Dotson
Position: SG
Height/Weight: 6'5" / 205 lbs
School/Club: Houston
Status: Senior
Birthday: May 6, 1994

About Damyean Dotson

Dismissed after two seasons at Oregon for an alleged sexual assault for which he was eventually never charged, Dotson made the most of an opportunity extended to him by Houston coach Kelvin Sampson. After redshirting for a season, during which he put in considerable time on becoming a more consistent 3-point shooter, Dotson, who had started 69 games at Oregon, was ready to get back on the court. He averaged 14 points and seven rebounds as a junior, but more important, shot .367 from 3 after a .313 performance in his final season for the Ducks. As a senior, Dotson was even better, which gave him a chance to showcase his skills at the Portsmouth Invitational, where he won MVP honors, and later the Chicago Combine in his bid to earn a spot on an NBA roster.

Strengths

  • Good size for an NBA wing
  • Length
  • Good 3-point shooter
  • Solid defender
  • Excellent rebounder
  • Doesn’t turn the ball over
  • Good free-throw shooter

Weaknesses

  • Not a great shot creator

NBA projection: Dotson won MVP honors at the Portsmouth Invitational with an impressive three-game performance (15.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 6.0 apg) and earned an invitation to the NBA’s Chicago Combine, where, after struggling the first day, he bounced back with a strong showing. He’s given himself every opportunity to get drafted in the second round.

2016-17 Season
Dotson earned American Athletic Conference first-team honors and led the Cougars to a spot in the NIT. He paced Houston in rebounding and was second in scoring, and he finished top 10 nationally in 3-point percentage and 3-pointers per game (3.38).

Key statistics: 17.4 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.1 apg, 1.0 tpg, 0.9 spg, 33.3 mpg, .470 FG, .443 3PT, .830 FT

Cool statistic: Only two players ranked among the top 10 in the AAC in scoring and rebounding—Dedric Lawson of Memphis and Dotson, who finished fourth in scoring and 10th in rebounding.

Reminds me of: Jonathon Simmons

What Insiders Say
Houston coach Kelvin Sampson

“Damyean has been a very high IQ basketball player. High IQ guys make good decisions; he has been very good at that. He goes two for nine for the 3, but I want him to take those same nine shots next game. He can go nine for nine; he's that good of a shooter.”

What Outsiders Say
Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie

“He’s been playing well, and he dominated the whole game (22 points, 14 rebounds, 4-of-9 3-point shooting]. Make sure you write that—he dominated the whole game.”

 

Chris Dortch is the editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. You can email him here, follow him on Twitter and listen to the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Hour.

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