PJ Dozier went into last week’s NBA Combine aiming to make a strong impression on NBA teams in Chicago.
With one thunderous dunk, the former South Carolina point guard certainly made noise. Dozier ran wide on a fast break, soaring high and grabbing an alley-oop pass behind his head and throwing it down for a play that got attention from SportsCenter.
Dozier left South Carolina after his sophomore season, during which he helped the Gamecocks make a run to the program’s first Final Four.
Dozier averaged 13.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per game as a sophomore, dramatically improving across the board from his freshman season. He increased his play even more in the postseason, helping the Gamecocks win four games in the NCAA Tournament. He averaged 15.6 points per game in the tournament and shot better than 50 percent from the field.
He initially declared for the NBA Draft, but did not sign with an agent. A few days later, he elected to sign with an agent, which ended his South Carolina career after two seasons and put him fully in the NBA Draft.