21 - Damyean Dotson

6-6, 205 Shooting Guard/Small Forward
HOUSTON_65.GIF Houston Senior
05/06/94 (25.5 yrs)
Houston, TX
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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 …

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

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