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21 - Damyean Dotson

Houston 

  • Birthday: 5/6/94
  • NBA Position: SG/SF
  • Class: Senior
  • Ht: 6-6
  • Wt: 205
  • Hometown: Houston, TX
  • High School: Yates
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Overall

87

2017
Mock:  44

NBA Comparison: Kelenna Azubuike

Strengths: After beginning his career at Oregon, Dotson transferred to Houston and had two excellent seasons to end his college career and draw interest from around the NBA ... Dotson averaged 20.3 points and 8.1 rebounds per 40 minutes and has some intriguing potential at the next level even if he is more of a project at the moment ... Measured at 6-5.5 with a solid 6-9 wingspan, Dotson has a nice combination of physical tools along with some very good open court speed ... Possesses very solid run/jump athleticism, and appears that he will hold his own against NBA athleticism after registering a 38-inch max vertical leap at the NBA Combine ... Dotson’s best attribute, which will likely be his NBA calling card, is his catch and shoot ability ... He can be lethal spotting up on the perimeter or running off of screens, where he does a terrific job of reading his defender and knowing where to cut so he can get off a clean look ... Dotson gets his feet set quickly and has great elevation on his jumper ... He also shot 44.3% from three-point range last season on a lofty 7.6 attempts per game and is a terrific shooter off the dribble (made 41% of his pull-up jumpers) ... Dotson has also pleasantly surprised people with his passing ability in pre-draft events, after averaging just 1.1 assists per game at Houston last season ... In five games at the NBA Combine and PIT, Dotson averaged 7 assists per-40 minutes ... Continuing to develop his playmaking could make him a really valuable backcourt player if his jump shot turns out to be as prolific in the NBA as it was this past season ... Dotson is a physical on-ball defender, which could provoke some three-and-D potential ... He does a nice job of sliding his feet to contain dribble penetration, and he can force challenging shots with his length ... He will need to add some strength to hold up, but he has the tools to become a solid multi-positional defender off the bench in the future ... Dotson is also effective on the glass for a shooting guard, where he averaged 6.9 boards per game this past season ... He has excellent motor that allows him to crash the glass from the perimeter and pursue rebounds out of his area ... Mainly Dotson's ability to knock down shots from the perimeter will have teams taking considering him in the second round, but he could become a productive player in the league if he can find a way to contribute in another area ...

Weaknesses:
Dotson has some solid potential on defense, but he will need to improve his strength, to hold up against bigger NBA guards and wings ... Scouts also question if he will be able to bring anything else to the table offensively other than spot up shooting ... Creating offense via off the dribble or in the pick and roll is not one of his strengths ... Also a hefty 84.5% of his field goal attmepts were jump shots, which is not an efficient way to score in the NBA ... If his jumper is not working, there is concern that he will be of almost no value when on the floor because of this high rate ... In addition he got to the free throw line only 1.7 times per game last season, a testament to his heavy dose of jump shot selection ... While he showed glimpses of passing ability in pre-draft workouts, he averaged a pedestrian 1.5 assists per-40 minutes in his career, so there are question marks about why he never was a high level facilitator in his college career ... He also needs to make some strides on his off the ball defense ... He takes poor angles when chasing cutters on the perimeter, and he has a tendency to be out of control when closing out to shooters ... He is also already 23 years old, so there is not a lot of time for him to develop or prove himself in the league ... He will need to establish himself relatively quickly if he wants to stick in the NBA ...

Notes: Measured: 6' 4.5'' barefoot, 6' 5.5'' in shoes, 205.2, 6' 9'' wingspan, and a 8' 4'' standing reach at the 2017 NBA Draft Combine ... Full name is Damyean Da'Kethe Dotson ... Born in Houston ... Son of Lorie Dotson... Majoring in sociology… Began career at Oregon … Named to All-Pac 12 Freshman Team … Dismissed from Oregon team for his involvement in sexual assault allegations, but the investigation was eventually dropped due to a lack of evidence … 2015-16 All-American Athletic Conference Honorable Mention … 2016-17 All-American Athletic Conference First Team ... Measured 6'6 (in shoes) 197 lbs, with a 6'7.5 wingspan at the 2013 Kevin Durant Skills Academy ...

William P. Desautelle III 6/20/17

September 12, 2012

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