Hoops all in the family for one-time Gamecock

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.

Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA 2009 National Team selected and ready for Phoenix!

Source NBA.com

— Ten Children to Experience Unforgettable Weekend at NBA All-Star 2009 in Phoenix —

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.

Adidas JR Phenom Camp

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.