The New York Knicks selected Houston sharpshooter Damyean Dotson with the 44th pick in the second round of Thursday’s draft.
Damyean Dotson is the newest Knick. The team chose the sharpshooting guard out of Houston with the 44th pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Dotson, 23, gives the Knicks much needed help from three-point range. They were only 24th in three-pointers made per game and just 25th in three-point attempt rate.
After Josh Hart went early in the second-round Dotson is a very good consolation prize. He started off his career at Oregon, and his career took off at Houston.
The Knicks have their 58 pick remaining.
To learn more, check out his scouting report from DraftExpress:
After averaging 20.3 points and 8.1 rebounds per 40 minutes on a 61% true shooting percentage as a senior, and being named a First Team All-AAC member, Dotson was able to secure an invite to the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament where he was named the MVP after a strong three game performance, including winning the PIT championship. Building off that performance, he earned a spot to the NBA Combine, and had a solid showing there as well, which has helped him expand his exposure among NBA teams leading up to the draft.
Measured at 6’5.5 with a long 6’9 wingspan, Dotson has very good size and length for the shooting guard position but he will need to improve his strength, especially in his base, to hold his own against NBA guards and wings. His best athletic tool is his open court speed which allows him to get up and down the floor in transition where he scores an efficient 1.2 points per possession. He doesn’t dominate the game with his athleticism, but relies more on his skill-level and basketball IQ to read the floor and make the right play.