A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Dotson (6-foot-2, 175 pounds) is ranked No. 17 by Rivals.com, No. 24 by 247Sports.com and No. 26 by ESPN100.
“We recruited three or four lead guards in the country this past year knowing all the perimeter players that we’ll be losing,” Self said. “We felt like Devon had the highest ceiling of the guys that we were recruiting. He’s an explosive athlete. He’s very unselfish. He can make plays for others but he also has plenty of explosiveness that he can make plays for himself. And even though they are different type players, in some ways he will remind people of Frank (Mason III) because of his ability to get into the lane and make plays for himself and make plays for others.”
As a junior, Dotson averaged 24.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game at Providence Day School for coach Brian Field. In 2016-17, the Chargers won their fifth-straight CISAA conference title and were nationally ranked for the fourth-consecutive season. As a sophomore, Dotson helped guide Providence Day to the 3A state championship. This past summer, Dotson averaged 19.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.5 steals per game for Team Charlotte AAU.
“Devon has got good size and is one of the most explosive guards we’ve had since I have been here at Kansas,” Self said. “Norm (Roberts) was the coach who was the point man on Devon.”
Devon Dotson – G, 6-2, 175, Charlotte, N.C., Providence Day School