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PJ Dozier

  • position G
  • height 6-6
  • weight 205
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Columbia, S.C.
  • High school Spring Valley
  • position G
  • height 6-6
  • weight 205
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Columbia, S.C.
  • High school Spring Valley

PJ Dozier Bio


2016-17 (SOPHOMORE)

Dec. 5 SEC Player of the Week
2017 East Regional All-Tournament Team
SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

Second on the team this season with 13.9 points per game, while he also dished a team-high 2.8 assists, while pulling down 4.8 rebounds and collecting 1.7 steals per outing

He played some of his best basketball of the season during NCAA Tournament action, posting 15.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game in helping the Gamecocks clinch their first berth in the Final Four, and first Tournament win since 1973

Led or shared the team lead in scoring 11 times, in assists 17 times and in steals 15 times in 2016-17, and he logged 25 double-figure scoring outings

Posted nine 20-point performances, including a career-high 26 versus Clemson in late December, and he hit 40.7 percent from the field during his sophomore season

Hit the game-winning jumper as time expired in overtime victory over Monmouth (Nov. 15), didn’t score in regulation vs. the Hawks, but scored six of Carolina’s 10 points in OT to help secure win

Posted the first double-double of his career with 15 points and 10 rebounds in win vs. No. 18/16 Syracuse (Nov. 26), also had three steals and one assist in 29 minutes played

Tallied third-straight 20-point performance after leading team with 20 points in loss vs. Seton Hall (Dec. 12) at Madison Square Garden, posted five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 34 minutes, recorded career-highs for minutes (34) and field goal attempts (19)

Had 24 points to lead all scorers in win at Georgia (Jan. 4), also had seven rebounds and led team with five assists

Played career-high 54 minutes and scored 21 points for the second-straight game in four OT loss vs. Alabama (Feb. 7), also tallied five rebounds and matched season-high with four steals

Scored game-high 19 points in win vs. Tennessee (Feb. 25), gathered five rebounds and a team-high four assists in 30 minutes

Posted double-figures in all five NCAA Tournament contests, including 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting in the First Round win over Marquette (March 17)

Scored 17 points in Elite Eight matchup vs. Florida (March 26), and again in Final Four game vs. Gonzaga (April 1)

Just missed on a double-double vs. Gonzaga, pulling down nine rebounds, along with two assists and two steals

2015-16 (FRESHMAN)

SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Saw action in all 34 games with 28 starts on the year, averaging 6.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.0 steals in 19.0 minutes per game

In SEC games, posted 14 starts, averaging 5.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 0.7 steals in 18.4 minutes per game

Led or shared the team lead in scoring once, in assists six times and in steals 10 times

Tallied nine double-figure scoring games, 14 games with at least three assists and was seventh in the SEC among freshmen with 2.1 assists per game

Scored 12 points with a season high nine rebounds in Paradise Jam matchup vs. Hofstra (Nov. 22)

Matched season high with 16 points in home win vs. Drexel (Dec. 15), also dishing three assists vs. the Dragons

Matched season high with five assists in SEC opener at Auburn (Jan. 5)

Tallied 11 points with an SEC season high seven rebounds in home win vs. Missouri (Jan. 16)

Scored 12 points in home win vs. LSU (Feb. 10) and also scored 12 points with two assists and two steals at Missouri (Feb. 16)

Dished five assists with five rebounds in NIT opener vs. High Point (March 15)

Matched season high with 16 points in NIT loss vs. Georgia Tech (March 21)


  • Noted as one of the top point guards in the nation and a guard that has a great feel for the game
  • Rated the No. 19 prospect in the ESPN 100 and the No. 4 point guard
  • Rated as the No. 25 prospect overall and the top prospect in the state according to
  • Named a McDonald’s All-American in 2015, earning the start in the All-American Game in Chicago
  • Named the 2014-15 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of South Carolina
  • Named Boys 4A Player of the Year and First-Team All-State in 2015 by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association
  • Averaged 19 points and six assists per game during senior season at Spring Valley
    Participated in the NBA Top 100 Camp
  • Also participated in the 2012 USA Basketball fall minicamp and was invited to the U-18 US National Team training camp


  • Son of Perry Dozier Sr. and Theresa Dozier
  • Has two sisters, Asia and Amelia
  • Father, Perry (1986-88), and uncle, Terry (1986-89), both played basketball at South Carolina
  • Sister, Asia, played for the Gamecock women’s basketball team
  • Major is sport and entertainment management