Dotson to Compete at Portsmouth Invitational

I’ll be out there, will try to give you guys updates.

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Awesome, looking forward to it.

5 American players playing there:

Former Cincinnati guard Troy Caupain, Houston guard Damyean Dotson, SMU forwards Sterling Brown and Ben Moore and UConn center Amida Brimah will all compete in the Portsmouth Invitational, beginning April 12.

The quintet are among the 64 seniors invited to the four-day, 12-game tournament in front of representatives from every NBA team and more than 30 scouts from teams from Europe or Asia.

Brown and Caupain will compete together on the Norfolk Sports Club team, while Dotson will suit up for Portsmouth Partnership. Moore will play for Cherry Bekaert and Brimah for Mike Duman Auto Sales. All teams in Portsmouth have at least one NBA scout also coaching the team.

Play begins on Wednesday, April 12, with teams advancing throughout the week based on results. For results and more information, visit

Dotson had a pretty solid game. Didn’t score a lot, but played well in the offense. 9 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds. Good mid range shot, hit an open 3, did have one air ball. Also a big dunk.

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Not bad, good all around game.

Sampson was out there too. Not a lot of the college coaches come out, I’m guessing it’s because of his NBA ties.

Really? That’s great; like to see Coach supporting his players like that.

Just realized Torian Graham is playing in the PIT too. Long bumpy road for him.

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Looks like Dot was willing to be the facilitator according to the box score. Kind of hope he’s willing to be more aggressive and take his shot in future games.

Dotson had a really good game tonight. They blew out the other team and will be in the championship tomorrow. 18 points, 6 assists, and 6 rebounds. Donnie Nelson and Eduardo Najera talked to him for a pretty long time after the game. That’s intereating since teams schedule interviews in the mornings and dont talk to players much after the games. Wont be able to see the game tomorrow as I will thankfully be getting out of Virginia. Overall I thought the talent was down from past years out here, but Dotson has probably helped his stock.

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Definitely looks like Dot was looking for his shot more and yet he still led the team in assists. Good showing.

Damyean Dotson has been working on his game. Has a shot to get drafted late in the 2nd rd.

This is good:

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A couple of notable former MVPs are Jimmy Butler and Demarre Carroll

Dotson showed why he was named to the American Athletic Conference first team this past season. He carried his strong play over to the PIT, where he averaged 14.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 6 assists, while shooting 56 percent from the field en route to leading his team to the championship. Expect Dotson to battle it out during Summer League.

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