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Carlos Dotson Looking Forward to New Opportunities

06/22/2017, 11:45am EDT
By Brendan Walker

Carlos Dotson had a great RS Freshman season at D2 Anderson University.  The 6’8 270 lefty post player averaged 10.9 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game while shooting 56.5% from the field.  These numbers are impressive for any player coming off a Medical Redshirt.  Dotson only played in a few games in the 15-16 season due to a nagging ankle injury.  After rest and rehab, Dotson felt 100% on the court and it showed.   

Dotson recently transferred from Anderson University and has signed with the College of Central Florida for the 2017-2018 season.  He had several Division 1 schools contact him once they heard he was transferring.  Rather than sit out a year at a D1, he chose to go to Junior College to play immediately and to gain more exposure.  The F/C from Spartanburg, SC will get plenty of exposure this season and have plenty of D1 interest. talked with Dotson recently and here are the highlights of the Interview. You had a great freshman year at Anderson, What made you want to transfer?

Dotson: I knew I would have great opportunities that could help me grow as a player and person, as well as help me in the future. What made you decide that you wanted to go to Junior College (JUCO)

Dotson: I heard from a lot of D1 schools but did not want to sit out for a year or rush when deciding on a new NCAA school. What made you pick the College of Central Florida?

Dotson: The coaching staff is great, they have community that really supports the basketball team, and it felt like it was great school where I could get better on the court. What are you looking forward to the most about this upcoming season?

Dotson: I’m looking forward to getting on the court with my teammates and working towards a trip to the National Tournament What’s one area of your game that you want to work on this off-season?

Dotson: Expanding my range.  I want to be able to shoot more midrange jumpshots next year so the defense would have to respect me more when I face up.  I feel like that would help my overall game a lot. What’s the biggest strength of your game?

Dotson: Scoring with my back to the basket is my biggest strength.  I have multiple moves that I can go to in the post and confident around the basket. I also do a good job of rebounding the basket on both ends. What are you going to be looking for in a D1 school?

Dotson: A coaching staff I trust, good academics, and somewhere I’ll be comfortable.  Basically, wherever it feels like just the right fit for me.  


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