Kansas Basketball: Watch 2018 commit Devon Dotson Highlights

LAWRENCE, KS - DECEMBER 18: Lagerald Vick
LAWRENCE, KS - DECEMBER 18: Lagerald Vick /

The strength of the 2018 draft class for Kansas Basketball ranks number one depending on who you follow. Devon Dotson is perhaps the cream of that crop.

Kansas Basketball may have fans on edge for the 2017-2018 season, but the future is bright for the Jayhawks. One of the most talented classes Bill Self has ever had, if not the best, will take the court in the Fall of 2018.

With the number of recruits coming in, even though Silvio De Sousa may end up at Kansas one semester early, and the transfers-in-waiting, Kansas is primed to be the team to beat next season.

With only David McCormack remaining to cover in this series, we turn our attention to possibly the best of the Kansas class, Devon Dotson. Devon will undoubtedly take over for Devonte’ Graham as the lead guard.

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At 6’2″ and 175 pounds he has an unbelievable knack for getting to the rim. Dotson possesses great ball handling skills with a keen eye for his teammates. Although the long-range shot doesn’t appear to be his forte, he does have the ability to knock it down from beyond the arc.

Dotson has an eye for the ball on defense as well. His scrappiness reminds me of a mix between Frank Mason and Jacque Vaughn. Scrappiness isn’t a word, but it should be. It defines Devon Dotson on the court.

He’s a fairly consistent shooter that should give the Jayhawks at least 15 points a game right out of Late Nite in the Phog. He may not put up Trae Young type numbers, but he will be as valuable with Graham no longer in Lawrence. He also plays well with others, especially with 2018 recruiting hopeful Zion Williamson. 

Whether or not Bill Self convinces Zion to come to Kansas, the Jayhawks are built like a rock for the 2018 season. Assuming certain players stay without entering the draft early or transferring themselves, the 2018 lineup is so deep, there may not be anyone to put in the game during garbage time.

As of now, Dotson will join fellow freshmen Quentin Grimes and David McCormack, along with Silvio De Sousa who should be playing this season as an early graduate. Joining the freshmen will be eligible transfers Charlie Moore and brothers Dedric and K.J. Lawson.

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Graham and Svi are both seniors, and the NBA may be noticing Lagerald Vick as well as Udoka Azubuike. No one knows anything about Billy Preston, but Malik Newman and Sam Cunliffe should still be in Lawrence as well as Marcus Garrett and Mitch Lightfoot.