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PJ Dozier
PJ  Dozier

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Columbia, S.C.

High School:
Spring Valley

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 205

Position:
G

Experience:
1VL

Major:
Sport and Entertainment Management

06/30/2016

South Carolina Tops League with 99 on 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina tops the SEC for ninth-straight year on first-year listing

06/30/2016

South Carolina Tops League with 99 on 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina tops the SEC for ninth-straight year on first-year listing

06/30/2016

South Carolina Tops League with 99 on 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina tops the SEC for ninth-straight year on first-year listing

06/30/2016

South Carolina Tops League with 99 on 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina tops the SEC for ninth-straight year on first-year listing

04/01/2017

South Carolina 73, Gonzaga 77 (NCAA Final Four)

Photos from South Carolina vs. Gonzaga during the 2017 NCAA Final Four on 4/1/17.

03/26/2017

South Carolina vs. Florida

NCAA Tournament: South Carolina vs. Florida

03/24/2017

South Carolina vs. Baylor

NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen - March 24, 2017 (USATSI)

03/23/2017

South Carolina Sweet 16 Practice

Photos from the men's basketball practice on March 23, 2017 prior to the Sweet 16 game against Baylor.

03/17/2017

USATSI Gallery - 2017 NCAA Tournament First Round - No. 7 South Carolina vs. No. 10 Marquette

USATSI Gallery - 2017 NCAA Tournament First Round - No. 7 South Carolina vs. No. 10 Marquette


2016-17 (SOPHOMORE)
    Dec. 5 SEC Player of the Week
    2017 East Regional All-Tournament Team
    SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

  • Second on the team this season with 13.9 points per game, while he also dished a team-high 2.8 assists, while pulling down 4.8 rebounds and collecting 1.7 steals per outing
  • He played some of his best basketball of the season during NCAA Tournament action, posting 15.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in helping the Gamecocks clinch their first berth in the Final Four, and first Tournament win since 1973
  • Led or shared the team lead in scoring 11 times, in assists 17 times and in steals 15 times in 2016-17, and he logged 25 double-figure scoring outings
  • Posted nine 20-point performances, including a career-high 26 versus Clemson in late December, and he hit 40.7 percent from the field during his sophomore season
  • Hit the game-winning jumper as time expired in overtime victory over Monmouth (Nov. 15), didn't score in regulation vs. the Hawks, but scored six of Carolina's 10 points in OT to help secure win
  • Posted the first double-double of his career with 15 points and 10 rebounds in win vs. No. 18/16 Syracuse (Nov. 26), also had three steals and one assist in 29 minutes played
  • Tallied third-straight 20-point performance after leading team with 20 points in loss vs. Seton Hall (Dec. 12) at Madison Square Garden, posted five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 34 minutes, recorded career-highs for minutes (34) and field goal attempts (19)
  • Had 24 points to lead all scorers in win at Georgia (Jan. 4), also had seven rebounds and led team with five assists
  • Played career-high 54 minutes and scored 21 points for the second-straight game in four OT loss vs. Alabama (Feb. 7), also tallied five rebounds and matched season-high with four steals
  • Scored game-high 19 points in win vs. Tennessee (Feb. 25), gathered five rebounds and a team-high four assists in 30 minutes
  • Posted double-figures in all five NCAA Tournament contests, including 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting in the First Round win over Marquette (March 17)
  • Scored 17 points in Elite Eight matchup vs. Florida (March 26), and again in Final Four game vs. Gonzaga (April 1)
  • Just missed on a double-double vs. Gonzaga, pulling down nine rebounds, along with two assists and two steals

2015-16 (FRESHMAN)
    SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

  • Saw action in all 34 games with 28 starts on the year, averaging 6.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.0 steals in 19.0 minutes per game
  • In SEC games, posted 14 starts, averaging 5.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 0.7 steals in 18.4 minutes per game
  • Led or shared the team lead in scoring once, in assists six times and in steals 10 times
  • Tallied nine double-figure scoring games, 14 games with at least three assists and was seventh in the SEC among freshmen with 2.1 assists per game
  • Scored 12 points with a season high nine rebounds in Paradise Jam matchup vs. Hofstra (Nov. 22)
  • Matched season high with 16 points in home win vs. Drexel (Dec. 15), also dishing three assists vs. the Dragons
  • Matched season high with five assists in SEC opener at Auburn (Jan. 5)
  • Tallied 11 points with an SEC season high seven rebounds in home win vs. Missouri (Jan. 16)
  • Scored 12 points in home win vs. LSU (Feb. 10) and also scored 12 points with two assists and two steals at Missouri (Feb. 16)
  • Dished five assists with five rebounds in NIT opener vs. High Point (March 15)
  • Matched season high with 16 points in NIT loss vs. Georgia Tech (March 21)

PRE-SOUTH CAROLINA
  • Noted as one of the top point guards in the nation and a guard that has a great feel for the game
  • Rated the No. 19 prospect in the ESPN 100 and the No. 4 point guard
  • Rated as the No. 25 prospect overall and the top prospect in the state according to 247sports.com
  • Named a McDonald's All-American in 2015, earning the start in the All-American Game in Chicago
  • Named the 2014-15 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of South Carolina
  • Named Boys 4A Player of the Year and First-Team All-State in 2015 by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association
  • Averaged 19 points and six assists per game during senior season at Spring Valley
    Participated in the NBA Top 100 Camp
  • Also participated in the 2012 USA Basketball fall minicamp and was invited to the U-18 US National Team training camp

PERSONAL
  • Son of Perry Dozier Sr. and Theresa Dozier
  • Has two sisters, Asia and Amelia
  • Father, Perry (1986-88), and uncle, Terry (1986-89), both played basketball at South Carolina
  • Sister, Asia, played for the Gamecock women's basketball team
  • Major is sport and entertainment management

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