Pre-Draft Stats

PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3P% FT% EFG% PER
18.1 4.1 4.0 2.1 0.1 46.8 30.9 83.0 51.7 24.9
Sales Pitch
Solid all-around floor general with great usage of quickness who can carve out a long NBA career if his outside shot develops.
Background
Quick, feisty, and fearless when attacking the paint. Kansas Jayhawks sophomore floor general Devon Dotson is sure to have fans in NBA Front Offices. Dotson looked to be a potential candidate for the 2019 NBA Draft before deciding to return to Kansas for another year of seasoning. There's a lot to love when you watch Dotson on tape. He might be a bit undersized when you look at his measurements on paper, but Dotson plays with a relentless motor and chip on his shoulder.
Pro Comparison
Hybrid of Eric Bledsoe and Cory Joseph
Positives

TOUGHNESS

  • Plays much bigger than his size. Relentless when getting downhill and attacking the paint. Active competitor on the defensive side of the ball. Ranked in the 90th percentile (via Synergy) when it comes to overall defense. Active and quick laterally. 

FINISHING

  • Fearless when attacking the lane. Goes right at bigger opponents without hesitation. Can get downhill in a hurry and does a great job of finishing with creativity and explosiveness. Does a great job of getting to the foul line often. Understands how to shield defenders off when he's on the attack. 

BALL HANDLING

  • Shifty with the ball in his hand. Does a fantastic job of using hesitations and body fakes to create windows. Tight handle and good speed. First step quickness jumps off on tape. Knows when to hit the afterburners when he has an angle. Shows promise as a P&R threat at the next level. Ranked in the 83rd percentile (via Synergy) as a P&R Ball Handler. 
Negatives

SHOOTING CONSISTENCY

  • Will be the key to unlocking his full offensive potential at the NBA level. Needs to become a better shooter off of the bounce. Shot 26% on jumpers off of the dribble this last season. Deep ball needs some fine-tuning as well. 

TURNOVER PRONE

  • For as quick and elusive as he is...can play a bit too wild at times. Drives erratically into traffic and forces some looks. Needs to play with a better sense of pace at times. 

SIZE

  • Bit undersized when it comes to a modern-day floor general. Has a fantastic motor defensively but will become a target at the next level against bigger guards. 
Overall
In one of the deepest point guard drafts in years, teams will have their choice of the type of floor general they want to add to their roster. If they are looking for a feisty turbo-charged floor general, then you can bet that Kansas sophomore Devon Dotson will be high on their wish list. If Dotson can unlock his ability as an outside shooter, then he can take a massive leap forward in his development for the NBA level. Dotson plays with toughness, a high motor, and the speed you look for in a guard at the next level. Playoff teams should be intrigued about adding Dotson as a rotational piece early in his career.
Birthplace

Charlotte, NC
United States

NBA Team