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PJ Dozier

PJ Dozier
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No. 35 - Denver Nuggets
PositionPoint guard / Small forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1996-10-25) October 25, 1996 (age 24)
Columbia, South Carolina
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High schoolSpring Valley
(Columbia, South Carolina)
CollegeSouth Carolina (2015-2017)
NBA draft2017 / Undrafted
Playing career2017-present
Career history
2017-2018Oklahoma City Thunder
2017-2018->Oklahoma City Blue
2018-2019Boston Celtics
2018-2019->Maine Red Claws
2019-presentDenver Nuggets
2019-2020->Windy City Bulls
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Perry Dozier Jr. (born October 25, 1996) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the South Carolina Gamecocks.

College career

In his senior season at Spring Valley High School, he was named to the 2015 McDonald's All-American Boys Game roster and scored 14 points. He committed to South Carolina.[1] ESPN ranked him the 21st best recruit in his class. His father, Perry Dozier, was a basketball player for South Carolina in the 1980s.[2]

In his sophomore season, along with Clippers forward Sindarius Thornwell, Dozier was an important part of South Carolina's improbable Final Four appearance. He scored 21 points against Marquette in the NCAA Tournament.[3] Dozier was named to the East Region All-Tournament Team. In the 77-73 loss to Gonzaga in the Final Four, Dozier had 17 points.[4] At the conclusion of his sophomore season, Dozier announced his intention to forgo his final two seasons of collegiate eligibility and declare for the 2017 NBA Draft.[5]

Professional career

Oklahoma City Thunder / Oklahoma City Blue (2017-2018)

After going undrafted in 2017 NBA draft, Dozier signed with the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2017 NBA Summer League. He signed a contract with the Dallas Mavericks on August 8, 2017.[6] He was released on October 14, 2017 before agreeing to a two-way contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder two days later. Under the terms of the deal, Dozier split time between the Thunder and their NBA G League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue. Dozier would make his NBA debut on February 8, 2018 in a loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Boston Celtics (2018-2019)

On August 21, 2018, Dozier signed a two-way contract with the Boston Celtics.[7] In February 2019, Dozier was named to the All-NBA G League team, the equivalent of All-Star.[8] On June 30, 2019, the Celtics declined to extend his contract, thus making him an unrestricted free agent.[9]

On July 4, Dozier was included in the Philadelphia 76ers' Summer League team.[10]

Denver Nuggets (2019-present)

On August 13, 2019, Dozier signed a one year contract with the Denver Nuggets.[11] He was assigned to the Windy City Bulls for the start of the NBA G League season.[12] On January 11, 2020, Dozier had a game-high 32 points, nine assists, eight rebounds, two steals and one block in a 120-112 win over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.[13] In his Denver debut on January 15, Dozier finished with 12 points as he filled in for the injured Jamal Murray.[14]

Career statistics

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017-18 Oklahoma City 2 0 1.5 .500 - - .5 .0 .0 .0 1.0
2018-19 Boston 6 0 8.5 .381 .250 .500 2.8 .8 .3 .0 3.2
2019-20 Denver 29 0 14.2 .414 .347 .724 1.9 2.2 .5 .2 5.8
Career 37 0 12.6 .411 .333 .710 2.0 1.8 .4 .2 5.1

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2020 Denver 12 0 10.4 .424 .250 .571 1.5 1.0 .2 .2 3.2

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015-16 South Carolina 34 28 19.0 .381 .213 .544 3.0 2.1 1.0 .4 6.7
2016-17 South Carolina 36 36 28.7 .407 .298 .597 4.8 2.8 1.7 .3 13.9
Career 70 64 24.0 .398 .277 .579 3.9 2.4 1.3 .3 10.4

Personal life

Dozier is a second cousin of the late Reggie Lewis, a former Celtics player himself who died as a result of heart failure. While a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Dozier wore the jersey number #35 as a tribute to Lewis.[15] Dozier's uncle, Terry Dozier, played for the Charlotte Hornets of the NBA.[16]

References

  1. ^ "Cheick Diallo leads East to McDonald's All-American Game victory". NBC Sports. April 1, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ Caraviello, David (June 28, 2015). "At South Carolina, P.J. Dozier's transition to college basketball well underway". The Post and Courier. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ Cloninger, David (March 30, 2017). "Dozier playing his best at the right time". Charlotte Observer. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Dozier doesn't know if he'll go pro". The State. April 1, 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Parrish, Gary (April 17, 2017). "NBA Draft 2017: South Carolina's PJ Dozier to sign with agent, remain in draft". cbssports.com. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ Karalla, Bobby (August 8, 2017). "Mavericks sign guard P.J. Dozier". Dallas Mavericks. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "Celtics Sign PJ Dozier to Two-Way Contract". NBA.com. August 21, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ PJ Dozier is one of G-League's best this season February 11, 2019
  9. ^ "Boston declining qualifying offer to P.J. Dozier". clutchpoints.com. June 30, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ "Former Gamecock PJ Dozier gets shot with another NBA team". July 4, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ "Denver Nuggets sign Tyler Cook and P.J. Dozier". NBA.com. August 13, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ Kessenich, Joe (November 7, 2019). "WINDY CITY BULLS ANNOUNCE 2019-20 OPENING NIGHT ROSTER FOR TEAM'S FOURTH SEASON". NBA.com. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ "Nuggets' PJ Dozier: Goes off in G League". CBS Sports. January 11, 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  14. ^ Graham, Pat (January 16, 2020). "PJ Dozier delivers in Denver debut, helps Nuggets beat Charlotte Hornets". The State. Associated Press. Retrieved 2020.
  15. ^ https://www.celticsblog.com/2018/8/3/17648526/celtics-sign-pj-dozier-to-a-two-way-contract
  16. ^ Smith Turner, Julie (March 2018). "Carolina's Basketball Brotherhood". Columbia Metropolitan. Retrieved 2020.

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