By Brian McConchie (WACH Fox News)
Basketball is clearly in the genes for the Dozier family. Former Gamecock big man Perry Dozier, now the head basketball coach at Spring Valley High School, has a son heading to the NBA All-Star game.
His son 12-year-old son Perry has been named to the Junior NBA national team. His sister Asia was named a Junior WNBA player IN 2006, she’s now a standout at Spring Valley. Big sis has been a big help to her younger brother through the process. They are the only brother-sister duo to ever earn the honor.
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The NBA and WNBA have selected five boys and five girls to comprise the 2008-09 Jr. NBA/ Jr. WNBA National Team presented by Gatorade. The group will represent more than 830,000 Jr. NBA/ Jr. WNBA members and will be honored guests at the 58th NBA All-Star Game in Phoenix, Ariz. As part of being selected to the team, the boys and girls will be recognized during NBA All-Star Saturday Night and will participate in an exhibition game on Sunday, Feb. 15, where they will take on a team of local Phoenix Jr. NBA/ Jr. WNBA All-Stars on Center Court of NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by Adidas at the Phoenix Convention Center.
Congratulations to Perry Dozier, Jr. as he was selected to the 2009 Jr. NBA National Team! As a member of the National Team, he will be introduced to a sold-out crowd at US Airways Arena during the opening ceremonies of NBA All-Star Saturday Night. His introduction will include his photo being shown on the video boards inside of the arena.
Perry attended the highly prestigious Fifth Annual Boys JR Phenom Camp sponsored by Adidas. The event was held at San Diego, CA. At the conclusion of the camp, Perry was recognized as the number one player in his class, as well as number one in his position. This is a tremendous accomplishment for the young man from Columbia, South Carolina, considering that the camp invited 150 of the top 6th graders in the country.
Perry was interviewed by The American Baller online magazine.
As a matter of fact, Dozier was so good that there is no question in our mind that he gets the nod as the best 5th Grader in the nation, …
June, 2008 – Congratulations to Columbia Slammer, Perry Dozier, Jr. as he was named by The Hoop Scoop as the top 5th grader during the Junior All-American Camp held at the Hoop Magic Sports Academy in Chantilly, VA., and as a Top Performer by Basketball Spotlight News.