A two-year starter who garnered numerous All-America honors following his sophomore year in 2019-20 … Declared for the NBA Draft on 4.13.20 … Started all 66 games played in his two-year career while at Kansas … Led the Big 12 in scoring his sophomore year (18.1 ppg) and ended just shy of 1,000 career points with 986 … An explosive guard who caused fits for opponents.
2019-20: Wooden Award All-America; Consensus All-America Second Team; NABC All-America Second Team; USBWA All-America Second Team; Associated Press All-America Second Team; ESPN.com All-America First Team; CBSSports.com All-America Second Team; Sporting News All-America Second Team; USBWA All-District VI; Bleacher Report All-America First Team; All-Big 12 First Team (Coaches & AP); Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List (1 of 12); Wooden Award National Ballot; Bob Cousy Award Finalist (1 of 5); 3x Big 12 Player of the Week (12.16.19, 12.2.19, 2.3.20); Maui Invitational Co-MVP & All-Tournament Team; NABC Player of the Year Watch List (1 of 20); Preseason Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention; Preseason All-Big 12. 2018-19: Big 12 All-Tournament Team ; All-Big 12 Third Team ; Big 12 All-Freshman Team ; CBS Sports/USBWA Freshman of the Week (2.12); Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (12.31); Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award Candidate (1 of 20)
Declared for the NBA Draft on 4.13.20 … Named to numerous All-America first and second teams and was a Consensus Second Team All-America … Unanimous All-Big 12 First Team … Ended KU career with 986 points … Started all 66 games played at KU … Led the Big 12 in scoring (18.1 ppg), steals (2.1) and FTs made (142), second in 20-point games (9), fifth in assists (4.0), second in FG% (46.8), fifth in FT% (83.0), fifth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.6) … 3x Big 12 Player of the Week (12/2, 12/16, 2/3) … Had 29 games with 10-plus points, 18 games with two-plus steals and 10 games with five or more assists … Led KU in scoring 14 times, in steals 18 times and assists 13 times … Had 29 points and a career-high six 3FGs vs. Iowa State (2/17) … Dished out a career-high 11 assists at TCU (2/8) recording a double-double with 18 points … Co-MVP of the Maui Invitational … Had career-high in points (31) and steals (5) vs. Dayton (11/27).
Started every game in 2018-19 … All-Big 12 Third Team … Big 12 All-Freshman Team … Big 12 All-Tournament Team … Led KU in assists 19 times and steals 14 times … Had 17 games with multiple steals … Ranked 12th in the Big 12 in scoring (12.3), sixth in assists (3.5), 11th in field goal percentage (48.2), tied for ninth in steals (1.4) and ninth in assist-to-turnover-ratio (1.6) … Averaged 15.7 ppg, 4.0 rpg and 4.3 assists in the Big 12 Championship … Had two games of 20 points or more and 24 games in double figures, including each of the last six contests … Had a career-high eight assists twice – vs. Iowa State (1/21) and vs. West Virginia (2/16) … CBS Sports/USBWA National Freshman of the Week after his career-high 25 points, 10 rebounds at TCU (2/11) … The Feb. 11 TCU output was his first career double-double … Was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (12/31) after averaging 13.5 points and 4.5 assists against Arizona State and Eastern Michigan … On the KU freshman records list ranks seventh in points (442) ninth in scoring average (12.3 ppg), tied for fifth in assists (127), seventh in steals (49), third in free throws made (115), eighth in free throw percentage (78.2), second in minutes played (1,168) and tied for second in games started (36).
A three-time all-state and four-time all-conference selection, including CISSA Conference Player of the Year in 2017-18 at Providence Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina … Averaged 28.5 points, 8.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists his senior year in leading Providence Day to its sixth consecutive conference title and berth in the N.C. Independent Schools Final Four … Played for Brian Field while at Providence Day … As a junior, averaged 24.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game … In 2016-17, the Chargers won their fifth-straight CISAA conference title … As a sophomore, helped guide Providence Day to the 3A state championship … Concluded his high school career as the Providence Day all-time leading scorer with 2,607 points.
Born in Charlotte, N.C. … Parents are Angela and Dana Dotson … Has an older brother, Dalen and a younger sister, Ashlynn … Enjoys playing ping pong and video games … Undecided on a major.