Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Kentucky, Top Schools Involved for 2015 Guard P.J. Dozier
Kentucky and a slew of blueblood programs are recruiting 6-foot-7 2015 shooting guard P.J. Dozier, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
North Carolina, Kansas, Michigan, Georgetown, Indiana and Ohio State have all offered, and Kentucky coach John Calipari recently called, according to a report from Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader.
“It’s a good feeling,” P.J. Dozier, who plays for Columbia (S.C) Spring Valley, told the Herald-Leader. “Who wouldn’t want to be able to say that Kentucky is jumping on board? I’m just trying to build a relationship with their coaching staff. I’ve talked to Coach (Kenny) Payne a lot, talked to Calipari a couple of times.
“They pretty much just told me that they have a very strong interest and would be following me throughout the summer circuit. I’m looking forward to it.”
His father and coach Perry Dozier, who played at South Carolina, added: “You have to remember: Kentucky is Kentucky. There are only a few schools that can come in late and have a chance, and Kentucky is definitely one of them.”
The younger Dozier is coming off ACL surgery but is apparently thriving.
“He’s bigger, better, stronger and faster,” Perry Dozier told the Herald-Leader. “I don’t know how to explain it. It’s amazing.
“It can go one of two ways with surgeries. And he’s been blessed.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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