Underwood Adds To Backcourt, Signs Dotson
June 17, 2013
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – First-year Stephen F. Austin head basketball coach Brad Underwood announced on Friday the addition of D.W. Daniel High School’s (Central, SC) Justin Dotson to the Lumberjack roster for the upcoming 2013-14 campaign.
Dotson, a 6-4 shooting guard, is described as a “natural scorer” and becomes the fifth new member of Lumberjacks.
“Justin is a premier scorer who has the ability to score in many different ways,” Underwood said. “He’s a very good athlete who can score off the bounce as well as shoot the ball from the perimeter. I am very excited to have Justin joining our family. He’s a great competitor with exceptional size and athleticism. He can be a very difficult person to defend due to his versatility.”
The newest Lumberjack just finished up a 2012-13 senior season in which he was named the region’s player of the year and guided the Lions to a 21-8 record, advancing to the semifinals of the state tournament. He was selected to play in the Carolina Classic all-star game, featuring the top seniors from South Carolina and North Carolina.
Dotson helped lead the Lions to a 20-5 record his junior season while averaging 17.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.0 steals per game. He earned all-state honors on while leading the Lions to a Region 1-3A title.
Prior to his junior season Dotson transferred to Arden (N.C.) Christ School where he played with and against some of the country’s top preps. At Christ School he played alongside now Duke Blue Devil Marshall Plumlee and won its sixth NCISAA title with Dotson averaging 7 points and 3 rebounds a game and then went back to D.W. Daniel for his final two years of high school/
During his freshman campaign Dotson played a big role in helping the Lions lay claim to the 2010 SCHS Boys Basketball state title by averaging 13.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.