Sidelined by knee surgery, P.J. Dozier renews his commitment to basketball

By AKILAH IMANI NELSON – (ainelson(at)thestate.com) – Original Article

For a moment, P.J. Dozier was worried.

In August, after playing on a torn ACL for more than four years, Spring Valley’s junior guard aggravated his knee injury during a camp. With advice from his parents — his father, Perry Dozier Sr., doubles as his coach — Dozier elected to have the surgery to repair the knee and sit out all or part of this season.

And briefly, Dozier wondered if this setback would derail his childhood dreams.

Since middle school, Dozier has been at the top of national prospect lists. As a sophomore, he had received offers from more than a dozen major programs, including Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio State and South Carolina.
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