South Carolina Boys Basketball POY: P.J. Dozier

South Carolina Boys Basketball POY: P.J. Dozier

Gatorade State Player of the Year

South Carolina Boys Basketball POY: P.J. Dozier

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THE WINNER: P.J. Dozier

THE BASICS

School: Spring Valley (Columbia, S.C.)
Grade: Senior
Position: Point guard
Height: 6-foot-7
Weight: 195 pounds

Athletic achievement: He averaged 19 points and six assists per game this past season, leading the Vikings (19-8) to the Class 4A regional final. A 2015 McDonald’s All-American Game selection, he is ranked as the nation’s No. 25 recruit in the class of 2015 by ESPN.

Academic excellence: Dozier has maintained a 3.09 GPA.

Exemplary character: He has volunteered locally with a children’s museum, as a mentor for children with special needs and on behalf of the American Red Cross.

THE PRAISE

“P.J. Dozier is an unbelievable player who makes his teammates better,” said Layne Fowler, head coach at Byrnes High. “He seems to have a wonderful attitude and I think he is one of the best players our state has seen in a long time.

THE FUTURE: Dozier has signed with South Carolina.

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