Perry Dozier Jr. Carves His Own Way
By Donnis Howard - allmetrosports.247sports.com
Original article -
December 31, 2012 - Much has been
written about Perry Dozier Jr. the
sharpshooting 2015 guard from Columbia SC.
He burst onto the national scene a few years
back by being ranked as the #1 sixth grader
in the country. Articles in the New York
Times and other media outlets spotlighted
this diaper dandies potential and pedigree.
After watching his development over the past
few years and his recent performances from
the Chick Fil A Classic, Allmetrosports.com
caught up with burgeoning star from the
We learned about his love for the game of
basketball, his love of family and his
belief that the success of his team at
Spring Valley High School is more important
to him than his individual accolades.
Q: So Perry how would you describe your
A: I have an all around game; I try to get
my teammates involved.
Q: What motivates you as a basketball
A: Trying to get better everyday and using
the negatives and people doubting me as
Q: What are your Goals for this season?
A: Winning the region championship and going to the
Q: What tournaments are you and your team playing in
this year and are there any rivalry games coming up?
A: We play my uncles team (Westwood HS) for the 2nd
time this year itís a fun family rivalry. We also
play in the Chick Fila Classic and Beach Ball.
Q: What colleges are currently recruiting you and do
you have any offers yet?
A: Ohio State, Kansas, South Carolina, Clemson,
Georgia, Virginia Tech and Wichita State are
recruiting me. My offers are from: Ohio State.
Kansas, Clemson, Georgia and South Carolina also.
Q: Do you have any favorites at this time?
A: Not really
Q: What schools have you visited officially or
unofficially so far?
A: I havenít went on any visits yet
Q: Tell us about your experience with USA
A: Itís was a great experience being able to go to
Colorado Springs and playing with great players from
all over the country. The air was thin up there
because of the altitude but it was a great
Q: What position do you see yourself playing in
A: Point Guard and Shooting Guard.
What have you improved this past summer and what do
you think you need to improve on?
A: Trying to improve on agility and foot speed. Iím
trying to work on my complete game.
So Perry, to give people a chance to know about some
of your favorite things here are a few choice
Q: Lil Wayne or Jay Z
A: Lil Wayne
Q: Meek Mill or T.i.
Q: Kobe, LeBron or Durant?
Q: Chris Paul or Deron Williams?
A: Chris Paul
Q: Twitter or Facebook?
Q: Last question, who do you think would win in a
game of one on one between your dad Perry Dozier Sr.
or your uncle Terry Dozier?
A: I got my money on my uncle. Lol
Q: Do you have anything else that you would like for
people to know about you?
A: Iím just a kid that trying to strive to do my
best. My goal is to not just make it to the NBA but
also be a player in the NBA that made a name for
himself. I just feel very fortunate and appreciative
to have people calling me for interviews about my
game and I know that without God none of this would
The smooth shooting guard, with a high basketball
IQ, has offers from South Carolina, Clemson,
Missouri, Georgia, Mississippi State, Virginia Tech
with interest from many others.
Written by: Donnis Howard