Damyean Dotson, Houston
After shooting the ball well from three at the combine (and 44.3% during the season on seven attempts per game), Dotson emerged as a player who could provide a cheap source of floor-spacing and keep defenses honest. He measured well at 6’5” in shoes with a 6’9” wingspan and also registered a 38” max vertical. Although he’s already 23, the mix of physical traits and long-distance comfort give him instant appeal given the demand for shooters around the league. His athletic ability helps him thrive in transition, and his scoring efficiency was impressive across the board, particularly in spot-up situations (1.279 points per possession, per Synergy). He defends the ball actively and is a willing rebounder (6.9 per game).
Dotson will be pushed to expand his offensive game at the next level, where he appears to be an improving passer and must improve attacking the basket in the halfcourt. He’ll be asked to attack a lot of closeouts and make reads. He could also use some additional muscle to help his case, but there’s definite three-and-D upside in his best case scenario. Teams will do their diligence on Dotson’s background: he was kicked off the team at Oregon after a promising freshman year following a sexual assault investigation that also involved two other teammates and was later dropped due to insufficient evidence. He finished his career at Houston. If things check out, expect him to draw significant interest on the free agent market should he go undrafted.