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Monday / July 15.
  • Devon Dotson, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound point guard from Providence Day (NC) School and Team Charlotte (NC), committed to Kansas on Friday.

    Dotson also considered Maryland, and was also recruited by UCLA, Florida and Clemson, among others.

    Dotson averaged 18.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game this summer on the AAU circuit playing for former NBA guard Jeff McInnis.

    “I think he’s one of the most explosive guys getting to the basket,” McInnis said by phone. “He gets to the basket at will. He has an improved jump shot. He’s a dog, he’s tough on the court, he don’t back down. He plays defense the same way he plays offense. That’s what I always liked about him.

    “I think he’ll bring leadership, he’s a winner. We won every year that I’ve had him. Everywhere he goes, he wins. So I think he’s a winner.”

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    Kansas expects to lose several players in 2018, including point guard Devonte’ Graham and will have a need for Dotson, the No. 26-ranked player in the 2018 ESPN 100.

    David Duke, the 6-foot-3 combo guard from Providence (RI) Cushing Academy, committed to Providence College on Friday.

    Duke also considered Florida, Virginia Tech, Indiana and Villanova.

    “Coach [Ed] Cooley is as good of a person as he is a coach,” Duke told Rivals.com. “He loves his players and also pushes his guys to be their best. He develops them off the court, as well, into becoming great role models.”

    For the second time in three years, a Canadian at Kentucky is impressing NBA scouts.

    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, the 6-foot-6 freshman guard from Hamilton, Ontario, is impressing his coaches and NBA scouts in his first few weeks of practices.

    NBA scouts like his size, length, scoring ability, ability to get in the lane, his shooting stroke and his defensive abilities. He has a 6-foot-11 wing span.

    “He played well [at the Kentucky Combine],” one NBA scout said. “He will get plenty of run at the wing and the point.”

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