NBA Draft Spotlight: Devon Dotson

In a somewhat down year for Kansas, freshman point guard Devon Dotson was a consistent contributor. He may be best served heading back to school for one more season.

Position: PG From: Kansas Class/YOB: Freshman
Height: 6’2 Weight: 185 Wingspan: N/A

Strengths:

  • Quick changing direction and flat out fast with the ball in his hands. Plays quick but not in a hurry
  • Makes plays for his teammates while playing at high speeds. Needs more work in a half-court setting, but the instincts are there
  • Crafty finisher around the rim who can score around length despite his size
  • Can be a pest defensively with his quickness. Beats players to the spot and stays solid
  • A decent outside shooter when given time and space. Speed often forces defenders to play off, giving him ample opportunities to hit threes

Weaknesses:

  • Taller and stronger than he looks but still on the low side strength-wise
  • Will need to be more reliable from three and stretch his range out. Right now he doesn’t make a lot of NBA-range threes
  • Has that rare ability to play fast and under control in transition. Now just needs to refine how to use that speed in pick-and-rolls and isolations
  • Switching on defense will be an issue due to lack of sheer size
PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TPG FG% 3PT% FT%
12.3 3.5 3.7 1.4 0.1 2.3 48.2% 36.3% 78.2%

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