Kansas point guard Devon Dotson announced on Monday that he is declaring for the NBA draft.
Dotson had an All-American sophomore season, averaging 18.1 ppg, 4.0 apg, 4.1 rpg and 2.3 spg for the Jayhawks, who were the favorite to win the national title before the season was cancelled.
The problem with Dotson as a prospect is three-fold. For starters, he shot just 31 percent from three this season. That’s not ideal for a player that stands just 6-foot-1, especially when that 6-foot-1 point guard has a tendency to only go to his right hand.
At some point it just becomes impossible to ignore the production. Dotson averaged 18-4-4 for the best team in college basketball, showcasing the ability to get to the rim almost at will while playing tough, aggressive on-ball defense for the best defensive team in the sport. There are some concerns but he’s worth a flier in this draft class, especially because he can really apply ball pressure.
Devon Dotson has a shot to get picked in the first round of this year’s NBA draft, but regardless of where he gets picked, he’s going to have some work to do to stick in the league.