Four-star guard PJ Dozier will visit Michigan

Dylan Burkhardt

2942257[1]Class of 2015 guard PJ Dozier has Michigan in his top five and will take an official visit to Ann Arbor.

Dozier is ranked 31st nationally according to the 247Sports Crystal Ball and had a very productive summer after returning to action from injury. He will also visit Louisville, Georgetown, South Carolina and North Carolina.

Dozier has been on Michigan’s radar for over a year and Michigan head coach John Beilein watched him during July. The South Carolina native has yet to visit Ann Arbor, but he’s expected to be offered a scholarship on campus. Dozier confirmed his top five on Twitter.

The 6-foot-5 guard is known for his versatility and playmaking ability from both guard spots.

“A tall and skilled guard, Dozier looks to be pretty close to 100 percent with the rehab of his surgically repaired knee,” Rivals wrote after July. “He found great confidence in July as both a playmaker and scorer. Given the tools and skill he has to go with his size, he is currently under-ranked.”

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  • GregGoBlue

    GREAT news

    • Yep. Dozier would be a great fit. Gotta think Michigan has a puncher’s chance if it gets him on campus for an official. Kid would be a great replacement for LeVert.

      • Northern Blue

        Absolutely. One of him or Coleman should probably cut out some of the negativity surrounding recruiting currently. Think Dozier has higher upside of 2, where as Coleman probably more immediate impact because of his great jumpshot. Dozier I think would be a first round draft pick after 2 or 3 years at Michigan permitting his knee gets stronger and no further set backs.

      • BleedsBlue

        Dylan, any word on what came from this visit?

  • He’s a little bit Gervinesqe driving, got that long extension and the finger roll thing down.

  • Trask

    Why are we thinking of him as a 2 guard to replace Caris. He looks to have the ball handling and vision skills needed to play a 1 guard?

    edit: I should say, thinking of him solely as a 2 guard, wouldn’t PG work too.

    • Actually, i think Caris might likely be playing the point some, somewhere else, and may get a chance to do so at the next level. Point guard is like every other position on a basketball court, bigger is better, the caveat of course being that you gotta be able to defend.

  • A2JD

    There’s nothing not to like about that video. If he’s that fluid with a knee-brace on, I can only imagine what he’d be like at 100%. I hope he’s a top priority.

    When is his Official happening?

    • Mattski

      This was my thought–with a bit more confidence and muscle. . .

  • Frank Chuck

    Unfortunately, many “experts” seem his as a lock for the North Carolina Tarheels which makes sense since he’s from South Carolina.

    • John Billington

      That’s what I like about high school / college players they are not a lock for no one until they are on campus and playing and sometimes not even then.