Posted on: June 2, 2009 5:11 pm
On the same day that the University of Memphis released its response to NCAA allegations that Derrick Rose had someone take his SAT for him, sources told CBSSports.com that Rose's former teammate, Robert Dozier, only played for the Tigers because the University of Georgia declined to enroll the in-state product over concerns that he might've similarly had someone take his SAT.
According to a source, Dozier took the SAT once before trying to enroll at Georgia, but that score was flagged after the school received a tip that the score might be "fishy." At the time, Georgia was still dealing with charges of academic fraud under Jim Harrick and determined to be extra careful with everything. So the school asked Dozier to take the SAT again, and a source with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com that the second score was "not enough to resolve the issue." Put another way, Georgia officials were not properly convinced the first test and second test were taken by the same person, which led to the end of Dozier's time as a Georgia recruit in August 2004.
Dozier subsequently enrolled at Laurinburg Prep along with four other future Tigers (namely Antonio Anderson, Shawne Williams, Kareem Cooper and Roburt Sallie). About a month later, he committed to Memphis for a second time -- Dozier was actually committed to Memphis before he ever signed with Georgia -- and eventually helped the Tigers make the 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 NCAA tournaments under John Calipari while becoming the winningest Division I men's basketball player in history (along with Anderson and Chance McGrady).
Posted on: June 16, 2008 12:53 pm
Edited on: June 16, 2008 12:54 pm
Memphis junior Robert Dozier has decided to formally withdraw from the NBA Draft before Monday's 5 p.m. ET deadline, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told CBSSports.com.
Dozier, according to the sources, has made the Memphis staff aware of his plans. The 6-foot-9 forward who averaged 9.2 points and 6.8 rebounds last season was never projected as a first-round pick. His return means John Calipari will have two starters back from a team that won 38 games and advanced to the NCAA tournament title game.
Posted on: May 23, 2008 10:10 am
Antonio Anderson and Robert Dozier are keeping quiet about their future plans.
But, as always, Joey Dorsey is talking.
The former Memphis Tiger told CBSSports.com on Friday morning that though Anderson and Dozier are still technically in the NBA Draft, they are planning to withdraw and return to college for their senior years.
"They will be coming back to school," Dorsey said. "Take it from me. They're coming back."
Assuming Dorsey is correct -- and he promised he is -- John Calipari is assured of another preseason Top 15 team even with the losses of Dorsey, Chris Douglas-Roberts and Derrick Rose. A probable Memphis starting lineup will be Willie Kemp, Tyreke Evans, Anderson, Dozier and Shawn Taggart.