Damyean Dotson

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Damyean Dotson
Damyean Dotson 2021.jpg
Dotson with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2021
Gaziantep Basketbol
PositionShooting guard
LeagueBasketbol Süper Ligi
Personal information
Born (1994-05-06) May 6, 1994 (age 28)
Houston, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolYates (Houston, Texas)
College
NBA draft2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44th overall
Selected by the New York Knicks
Playing career2017–present
Career history
20172020New York Knicks
2017–2018Westchester Knicks
2020–2021Cleveland Cavaliers
2021–2022Austin Spurs
2021–2022New York Knicks
2022–presentGaziantep Basketbol
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-AAC (2017)
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Damyean Da'Kethe Dotson (born May 6, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Gaziantep Basketbol of the Basketbol Süper Ligi (BSL). He played college basketball for Oregon and Houston before being selected with the 44th pick of the 2017 NBA draft by the Knicks.

College career

He played two seasons for the University of Oregon. After his sophomore season, he and teammates Dominic Artis and Brandon Austin were dismissed due to sexual assault allegations. No one was ever charged due to a lack of evidence and conflicting statements made by the victim.[1] He subsequently enrolled at Houston Community College where he did not play basketball but took anger management courses with John Lucas II.[2]

He transferred to the University of Houston. As a senior, he averaged 17.4 points and 6.9 rebounds per game and was named to the First Team American Athletic Conference.[3]

Professional career

New York Knicks (2017–2020)

Dotson with the New York Knicks in 2018

On August 7, 2017, Dotson signed with the Knicks[4] and during his rookie season, he received multiple assignments to the Westchester Knicks of the NBA G League.[5] On November 29, Dotson became the eleventh player in history to play in the G League and NBA in the same day.[6] On April 6, 2018, Dotson scored a career high 30 points and a career high 11 rebounds in a 122–98 win off the bench against the Miami Heat.[7]

Cleveland Cavaliers (2020–2021)

On November 25, 2020, Dotson signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[8] On September 10, 2021, Dotson was waived by the Cavaliers.[9]

Austin Spurs / New York Knicks (2021–2022)

On October 14, 2021, Dotson was signed by the San Antonio Spurs.[10] However, he was waived two days later[11] and joined their G League affiliate, the Austin Spurs on October 27.[12] In 12 games, he averaged 12.9 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.9 assists over 34.9 minutes per game.[13]

On December 21, 2021, Dotson was signed by the New York Knicks. Dotson was signed on a 10-day deal, via New York's 'hardship' exception.[13][14] He signed a second 10-day contract with the Knicks on December 31.[15]

On January 11, 2022, Dotson was reacquired by Austin.[16]

Gaziantep (2022–present)

On June 23, 2022, he has signed with Gaziantep Basketbol of the Basketball Super League.[17]

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 New York 44 2 10.8 .447 .324 .696 1.9 0.7 .3 .0 4.1
2018–19 New York 73 40 27.5 .415 .368 .745 3.6 1.8 .8 .1 10.7
2019–20 New York 48 0 17.4 .414 .362 .667 1.9 1.2 .5 .1 6.7
2020–21 Cleveland 46 7 19.7 .406 .289 .667 2.0 2.0 .3 .1 6.7
2021–22 New York 2 0 10.5 .500 .000 1.0 .5 .0 .0 2.0
Career 213 49 19.9 .417 .345 .711 2.5 1.5 .5 .1 7.5

College

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Oregon 37 36 27.9 .439 .329 .723 3.5 .9 .9 .1 11.4
2013–14 Oregon 33 33 23.8 .438 .313 .803 3.2 1.2 .5 .2 9.4
2015–16 Houston 32 32 31.0 .506 .367 .833 6.8 1.3 .7 .2 13.9
2016–17 Houston 32 32 34.3 .470 .443 .830 6.9 1.1 .9 .2 17.4
Career 134 133 29.1 .464 .380 .796 5.0 1.1 .8 .2 12.9

References

  1. ^ "Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis, Brandon Austin dismissed by Oregon Ducks". Pac–12 Networks. Retrieved May 5, 2014.
  2. ^ Braziller, Zach (September 16, 2017). "After heinous allegations, does Knicks rookie deserve this 2nd chance?". New York Post. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  3. ^ Duarte, Joseph (April 29, 2017). "UH guard Damyean Dotson invited to NBA combine". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "Knicks Sign Damyean Dotson". NBA.com. August 17, 2017. Retrieved August 17, 2017.
  5. ^ "2017–2018 New York Knicks Transactions History". RealGM.com. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
  6. ^ Busch, Alex (November 30, 2017). "Damyean Dotson Plays For Both Westchester and New York Knicks In Single Day". NBA.com.
  7. ^ "Rookie Dotson scores 30, Knicks blow out Heat 122–98". ESPN.com. April 6, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  8. ^ "Cavaliers Sign Damyean Dotson to Multi-Year Contract". NBA.com. November 25, 2020. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  9. ^ Ridenour, Marla (September 10, 2021). "Cleveland Cavaliers sign Denzel Valentine to two-year deal, waive Damyean Dotson". Akron Beacon Journal. Retrieved September 16, 2021.
  10. ^ Amico, Sam (October 14, 2021). "Spurs Sign Damyean Dotson, Jordan Burns". HoopsWire.com. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  11. ^ Hill, Arthur (October 14, 2021). "Spurs Waive Damyean Dotson, Jordan Burns". HoopsRumors.com. Retrieved October 31, 2021.
  12. ^ Austin Spurs [@austin_spurs] (October 27, 2021). "Our 2021–22 training camp roster is set!" (Tweet). Retrieved October 31, 2021 – via Twitter.
  13. ^ a b "Knicks Sign Damyean Dotson to a 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. December 21, 2021. Retrieved December 21, 2021.
  14. ^ Joyce, Greg (December 20, 2021). "Knicks re-sign Damyean Dotson as COVID ravages roster". New York Post. Retrieved December 20, 2021.
  15. ^ Almo, Alder (December 31, 2021). "Knicks sign Damyean Dotson, Matt Mooney to second 10-day contracts". Empire Sports Media. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  16. ^ "2021–22 NBA G League transactions". gleague.nba.com. January 11, 2022. Retrieved January 11, 2022.
  17. ^ "NBA'den Gaziantep'e" (in Turkish). basketfaul. June 23, 2022. Retrieved June 23, 2022.

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