Measured at 6’5.5 with a long 6’9 wingspan, Dotson has very good size and length for the shooting guard position but he will need to improve his strength, especially in his base, to hold his own against NBA guards and wings. His best athletic tool is his open court speed which allows him to get up and down the floor in transition where he scores an efficient 1.2 points per possession. He doesn’t dominate the game with his athleticism, but relies more on his skill-level and basketball IQ to read the floor and make the right play.
With that in mind, who else has seemingly come out of nowhere and put themselves in a position to get drafted higher than people expect? Damyean Dotson and Derrick White are two names that similarly fit the Holmes mold.
Dotson, 23, shot 44 percent from beyond the arc in his final collegiate season at the University of Houston. At 6-foot-5, Dotson has NBA size and can shoot off the catch or bounce, which makes him an intriguing prospect in a league emphasizing shooting more than ever.
Video embedded of Dotson knocking down the corner 3 over and over
Damyean Dotson is a player to keep an eye on as the NBA Draft approaches. Dotson, a 6-6 guard from Houston, averaged 17.4 points and 6.9 rebounds per game last season. NBA observers see Dotson as a potential ‘3-and-D’ player with the ability to defend multiple positions. He knocked down 44.3 percent of his 3-point attempts last season and impressed NBA decision-makers at the Draft Combine last month. Dotson, per league sources, is scheduled to work out for the Knicks on Tuesday - evidence that members of the organization are fans of his game. Dotson’s Knicks workout was first reported by Basketball Insiders. The Knicks have the No. 8 pick in the draft and two second-round picks (44 and 58).
I hate the Spurs, but I’d love to see what Pop can do with Dot.
NBA Comparison: Wesley Matthews
Matthews has nearly identical measurements to Dotson, standing 6’5 with a 6’8 wingspan. The Marquette product, like Dotson, was relatively unheralded coming out of college, and ended up undrafted in 2009. Matthews has gone on to carve out a nice role for himself as a 3 and D specialist, and it’s not hard to see Dotson’s career taking the same trajectory.
Many executives around the league are taking notice of his potential/improvement. As a result, Dotson performed in front of the Knicks, Raptors, Magic and Bucks before working out for Brooklyn.
Damyean Dotson is not one of the popular names you’ll hear related to this year’s NBA Draft but he’s one you should keep an eye out for. He played four years of college ball starting at Oregon where he got Pac 12 All Freshmen honors and then transferred to Houston for the following three years. He’s a 6’5″ and some change, weighs 205 lbs and is very athletic giving him all the necessary phsyical tools to be an NBA SG. He’s also got potential to be a great lock down defender but his biggest strength is his three point shooting ability. He shot 44% from the 3 in his final year at Houston and is one of the deadliest shooters in this draft.
Houston’s Damyean Dotson impressed in his workout on Tuesday, per a source with knowledge of the proceedings. Dotson shot well and showed versatility on the defensive end in the workout, per the source. The 6-6 wing could be available when the Knicks pick in the second round.
LJ also got a workout with the Lakers.