Rising junior Perry Dozier hearing from plenty of schools

By Jeff Borzello | College Basketball Writer

Some high-level guards want to go to a school where the offense revolves around them, where they can have the system patterned around their skill set.

Not Perry Dozier.

The 6-foot-4 guard from Spring Valley (S.C.) would prefer a place where he can mesh immediately with his teammates and the system.

“A school I can come in and be real effective the first year,” Dozier said. “Have a school where I fit their playing style. Not having to go to a school that has to change their program for me, which I doubt would happen. Just somewhere I can be real effective the first year.”

One of the best guards in the class of 2015, Dozier has the ability to play both guard positions. He is a smart basketball player, capable of running an offense and being more of a distributor -- but also very good at getting into the lane in transition or a half-court setting. He can make shots and has very good vision.

“I feel like one of my strengths is my IQ,” Dozier said. “Knowing when to make that pass and when to try and score. Not to be limited. Trying to have an all-around game.”

Indiana, Kansas, Ohio State, North Carolina and NC State are all interested. The Hoosiers are making a strong effort for him.

“They're going to come after me pretty hard for the next few years,” Dozier said. “Hopefully, I can get out there and watch a game or two.”

Dozier wants to try to visit as many schools as possible to gather information about each school. He's already taken unofficial trips to North Carolina, NC State, South Carolina and Clemson.

He liked what he saw at each school.

“Just the atmosphere, the whole thing,” Dozier said. “All the games were really great. All of their programs, I really grew up liking them.”

One interesting facet in Dozier's recruitment is his family ties. His father and uncle, Perry Dozier Sr., and twin brother Terry, were Baltimore-area hoops legends who played at South Carolina. Terry Dozier even spent time in the NBA.

Dozier is ranked No. 17 in the 247 Sports Composite for the class of 2015.

 
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