KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Calling it his "ultimate dream," Kansas sophomore Devon Dotson will forgo his final two seasons of college eligibility and declare for the NBA Draft.
THANK YOU Jayhawk Nation..💙 pic.twitter.com/tI0aOwyExd
— Devon Dotson⚡️ (@d_dotson1) April 13, 2020
Dotson announced his decision Monday and penned a letter to Jayhawks fanbase: “After talking it over with my family and full support from my coaches, I’ve decided to enter the 2020 NBA Draft and pursue my lifelong goal of being an NBA player.”
Dotson will sign with an agent, which will prevent him from withdrawing from the draft and returning to KU.
Last season, Dotson led the Big 12 in scoring, averaging 18.1 points per game, and was named Big 12 Player of the Week three times. The Charlotte, N.C., native was also a Consensus All-America Second Team and Wooden Award All-American.
“Although the season had to end abruptly, I will always cherish the memory of winning the last 16 games and finishing the season as the consensus No. 1 team in the country,” Dotson said. “I’ve grown tremendously these past two years with the help of Coach Self and the entire coaching staff. They pushed me to be the very best on and off the court as a player and a person.”