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Kentucky, Ohio State and North Carolina Among Schools Recruiting P.J. Dozier

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SUWANEE, Ga.P.J. Dozier is back and better than ever.

The 6-foot-5 point guard from Spring Valley (S.C.) has returned from surgery on his meniscus and is leading an Upward Stars team that has stormed through their first two games at the Nike Memorial Classic.

“So far, so good,” Dozier told “All of the doctors say that you come back way more explosive than you were before, I definitely feel like that’s true. My goal is just to stay healthy.”

Dozier says that all of the schools that were recruiting him before are still on board and working hard to convince him to chose a school.

“It’s nice to see that they’ve stuck with me throughout the whole process,” Dozier said. “UNC, Kentucky, Kansas, South Carolina, Ohio State, Michigan, Indiana, Georgia Tech, Clemson and Louisville are all on board and showing interest.”

Dozier’s father, Perry Dozier Sr., who played basketball at South Carolina, says that there has been some pressure for P.J. to stay in state, but that it’s all about where P.J. fits best.

“It’s going to come down where he wants to go,” Dozier Sr. said. “He has to chose where he wants to go, academically and athletically.”

Dozier, ranked No. 37 in the class of 2015 by 247 Sports, currently has offers from Clemson, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Indiana, Georgetown, UConn, NC State, Ohio State, Kansas and Wichita State.

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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.