Devon Dotson, Kansas (Guard)
Aggregate Mock Draft Rank: 66
Among the prospects who submitted their name to the 2019 NBA Draft early entry list who eventually decided to go back to school, early intel suggests that none currently have better draft stock for next season than Dotson.
He still likely projects somewhere behind guards Tre Jones (Duke) and Ayo Dosunmu (Illinois) among all non-freshman in 2020. But his decision to stay at Kansas may yield him a spot in the latter half of the first round next year.
Another contributing factor for his likely rise is a projected increased workload following news that former Top 10 recruit Quentin Grimes will enter the transfer portal following a disappointing freshman campaign with the Jayhawks. Grimes (as well as Lagerald Vick and Dedric Lawson) was one of several high-usage players under coach Bill Self last season who will not return to Lawrence next year.
Perhaps the biggest knock is that the upcoming draft class is littered with an abundance of point guards. But if Dotson can find a way to separate himself and further improve on a campaign in which he finished with the fourth-most assists in the Big 12, his first-round future is far from unreasonable.
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