When do we start calling Kansas PGU? Three years ago, Frank Mason won National Player of the Year while Devonte’ Graham won Big 12 Player of the Year two years ago. Now, Mason is on the Milwaukee Bucks and Graham is receiving Most Improved Player of the Year consideration on the Charlotte Hornets. Is this a prelude of what’s to come for Devon Dotson? Potentially.
Just like Graham, Dotson attended high school in North Carolina where he was a three-time all- state selection and a two-time Charlotte Observer Mecklenburg County Player of the Year. With a similar build as Graham, it’s easy to see how the two could be compared. However, Dotson’s game is much different.
Standing at 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, Dotson has a rare combination of quickness and power. When he gets half a step on you, forget about it. Not only because of his quick first step, but he understands leverage and has great body control once he elevates. Those attributes contributed to Dotson leading the Jayhawks with 171 free throw attempts.