BY DAVID CLONINGER (dcloninger(at)thestate.com) – Original Article
- Gamecocks guard was one of 40 invited to Curry’s camp
- Dozier spent four days working out with Curry, nation’s top amateur guards
- Sophomore aims to improve ball-handling in 2016-17
P.J. Dozier’s freshman year was a mix of dazzling play and head-scratching frustration. The McDonald’s All-American was exactly what he was supposed to be at times, and a typical freshman who couldn’t adjust quickly enough at others.
BY JEFFREY COLLINS (Associated Press) – Original Article
COLUMBIA – South Carolina made up for a slow start with tough defense in the second half. This is a new group of Gamecocks.
South Carolina grabbed its first lead on PJ Dozier’s floater with 10:54 left. Dozier then hit a reverse layup as the rare near-sellout crowd at Colonial Life Center roared.
By DAVID CLONINGER (thestate.com) – Original Article
Frank Martin has always stressed that his team is a family.
The latest addition represents the old and the new.
National Top-40 recruit P.J. Dozier decided to continue the tradition on Wednesday when he committed to South Carolina on the first day of the early signing period. Dozier, a 6-foot-6 four-star guard rated the No. 34 player in the nation by Rivals.com, pledged to Martin and became the latest member of his family to don garnet and black.
Spring Valley High’s P.J. Dozier, the No. 34 prospect in the country, commits to South Carolina.
On Wednesday, 2015 G Perry Dozier Jr. came off the board to South Carolina, choosing them over North Carolina, Georgetown, Louisville, and Michigan. South Carolina was long the front runner for Dozier, but when Antonio Blakeney decommitted from the Cards, Dozier became their biggest target and it seemed all but a lock. However, a late in-home visit seemed to change Dozier’s mind and he made the decision to stay home and play for USC head coach Frank Martin. PJ joins 2015 F Chris Silva in the Gamecocks 2015 class.
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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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