Milwaukee Bucks: Devon Dotson is an ideal point guard target in this NBA Draft

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Milwaukee Bucks, NBA Draft, Devon Dotson
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It goes without saying that Dotson feels the need, the need for speed.

Dotson is an absolute blur in all facets of the game, whether it’s speeding from end-to-end in the open floor or breaking through into a passing lane and getting his team started on the break.

It’s Dotson’s extraordinary wheels that helps him easily blow by opposing defenders with his impressive first step in the halfcourt to easily knife his way down the lane and finish at the cup. Combine that with his explosive leaping ability as well as his deft touch with both hands and it’s why the 20-year-old converted 64.8 percent of his scoring opportunities at the basket this season, per Hoop-Math.

The relentlessness Dotson employs getting downhill toward the basket on a nightly basis also helped him get to the free throw line a great amount as he averaged 5.7 free throw attempts per-40 minutes over his two years at Kansas.

On the other side of the ball, Dotson’s quickness and overall tenacity serve as the basis of his strong defensive work where he’s easily able to harass opposing ball handlers at the point of attack. Averaging 2.0 steals per-40 minutes and tallying 2.9 steal percentage over his collegiate career certainly points to that.

Lastly, while not the most fully formed element of his skill set, Dotson does stand as a capable playmaker and fine distributor with the ball. While he just averaged 4.5 assists per-40 minutes in Lawrence, he did sport a 1.60 assist-to-turnover ratio over that span.