Will Dotson be a first round pick?

Damyean Dotson showed flashes of brilliance throughout his freshman campaign.  He struggled at times as might be expected of a freshman, but all in all, he had a tremendous first season in Eugene.  The question is: can he improve enough over the course of the next two or three seasons to put himself in position to be a first round draft pick?

If Dotson continues to make strides, there's no doubt that Dotson can be a first round selection

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If Dotson continues to make strides, there’s no doubt that Dotson can be a first round selection.

Obviously consistency is an issue with any young player, so his level of consistency should dramatically improve during his sophomore season.  Another glaring area of concern for Dotson’s game is his ability to beat his man off the dribble and finish at the rim.  There are a lot of similarities between Dotson’s freshman season and that of Allen Crabbe’s freshman season at Cal.  Both showed their natural abilities as shooters and scorers, but didn’t quite have a complete game.  Crabbe was a higher touted prospect coming out of high school, but Dotson averaged pretty similar numbers to that of Crabbe in his first season in Berkeley.

If he can improve in the areas listed above as well as continuing to develop as a perimeter defender then the sky is the limit for Mr. Dotson.  First round pick?  Time will tell.


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