Skip to main content
Partner logo
Mobile Icon Link Mobile Icon Link Mobile Icon Link

Asia Dozier

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

Asia Dozier Bio

Career Summary

  • Part of winningest senior class in program history, helping team amass a 121-18 four-year record to set the record four-year wins and winning percentage (.871)
  • Two-time team captain as key “glue” player who was a three-year starter and steadying force whenever on the court
  • Four-year member of the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

Awards

Senior Year (2015-16)
WBCA “So You Want to Be a Coach” Program
SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

Junior Year (2014-15)
SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

Sophomore Year (2013-14)
SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

Freshman Year (2012-13)
SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

High School
South Carolina Miss Basketball (2011-12)
South Carolina Class 4A Player of the Year, The State (2008-09)

In the Record Books

Career
6th — Games played in a career (131)
Season
1st — Games played (37 in 2014-15)
Most games played in a junior season (37 in 2014-15)

Senior Year (2015-16)

  • Team captain
  • Played in 29 games with 20 starts, missing five games with a hand injury
  • Recorded at least five assists five times
  • Handed out team-high assists seven times — UNCG, Duke, Hampton, Ole Miss, at Ole Miss, vs. Kentucky, Kansas St.
  • Saw the floor well in the SEC Tournament semifinal against #13/13 Kentucky (Mar. 5), tying her career high of six assists in the first quarter, en route to nine in the game
  • Helped Gamecocks survive slow start in SEC Tournament quarterfinal against Auburn (Mar. 4), hitting a 3 for the first points of the game and forcing a Tiger turnover to keep a 10-2 run going late in the first quarter
  • Showed great passing and decision-making en route to five assists at Ole Miss (Feb. 25) while also notching an SEC season-high eight points, including a 3-pointer late in the first quarter that ended a 7-1 Rebel run and gave the lead back to the Gamecocks
  • Returned from injury against Alabama (Feb. 22), recording her first block of the season after getting the start
  • Displayed great court vision against Ole Miss (Jan. 28) to finish with a game-high five assists
  • Hit two clutch free throws at #10/10 Mississippi State (Jan. 24) after playing just 5:00 in the second half to give South Carolina a 55-51 advantage with 23 seconds to play
  • Reached double figures for the first time this season against East Carolina (Dec. 20), scoring five of her 10 points in the first quarter
  • Returned to starting lineup against Hampton (Dec. 16), matching a career high with two steals in the opening 10 minutes
  • Connected on a game-high three 3-pointers on the way to a season-best nine points against Winthrop (Dec. 13)
  • Was solid, steadying force on defense against #14/13 Duke (Dec. 6)
  • Started the second half at Clemson (Nov. 18) and hit back-to-back 3s as part of 19-5 run that broke open the game
  • Tied career high with six assists against UNCG (Nov. 15)
  • Started the second half against #6/10 Ohio State (Nov. 13), providing calming influence after Gamecocks trailed at the break

Junior Year (2014-15)

  • Team captain
  • Played in every game, joining the starting lineup against Charlotte (Dec. 4)
  • Led the team in assists three times — vs. Wisconsin, vs. Liberty, Auburn
  • Paced team in scoring one time — at Duke
  • Scored in double figures four times
  • Posted 5.2 points per game on 61.5 percent shooting, including 6-of-10 from 3-point range, and handed out 2.8 assists per game in NCAA Tournament play
  • Hit all four free throw attempts in the final 17 seconds to seal win over #7/7 Florida State in the NCAA regional final
  • Set the tone early with three 3s in the first five minutes against Syracuse (Mar. 22) to force the Orange to stretch their defense outside the paint … finished with career-high tying four 3-pointers
  • Scored five of team’s first eight points in second half against #6/6 Tennessee (Feb. 23) then hit two free throws with :07 left to seal the victory
  • Provided critical outside shooting to win at Arkansas (Feb. 19), hitting 3-of-4 from 3-point range
  • Buried a clutch 3 from the top of the key after Missouri (Jan. 15) had pulled within two points in the second half
  • Single-handedly held off the Crimson Tide for first four minutes at Alabama (Jan. 8), scoring eight of her SEC career-high 15 points to keep the game tied early … best shooting game of the season, hitting 6-of-8 from the field, including 3-of-5 from 3-point range
  • Scored all of her team-high 11 points at #9/8 Duke (Dec. 7) in the second half of the comeback victory
  • Made her first start of the season against Charlotte (Dec. 4) and struggled shooting the ball, but was solid defensively and handed out three assists
  • Hit a 3 from the top of the arc to put the Gamecocks ahead of #22/22 Syracuse (Nov. 28) with under two minutes to play, her only points of the night

Sophomore Year (2013-14)

  • Played in every game, starting 32 of the 34
  • Led the team in scoring one time (CofC)
  • Paced the team in assists 10 times (at Charlotte, at Arkansas, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, at Auburn, at Miss. St., Arkansas, Florida, vs. Georgia, vs. UNC)
  • Ranked 13th in SEC with 3.4 assists per conference game with three league games of five assists and was seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (1:4) in conference games
  • Scored postseason career-high nine points against Oregon State (Mar. 25), including pair of 3s, in NCAA Tournament
  • Tied career high with six assists against Georgia (Mar. 8) in first round of SEC Tournament
  • Buried clutch 3-pointer during Bulldogs’ second-half rally at Mississippi State (Feb. 6) then scored on baseline out-of-bounds play after lead was cut to one, finishing in double-figure points for second-straight game
  • Scored all of her nine points at #16/19 Vanderbilt (Jan. 26) in first half, including seven straight to help team stay in front while three other starters sat with foul trouble
  • Hit a 3-pointer early in second half at Auburn (Jan. 12) to give Gamecocks first lead of the game, added a free throw late in game to hold off Tigers’ late rally
  • Responded well to coming off the bench at Charlotte (Dec. 8), contributing in every category — 10 points, four assists, five rebounds, two steals in 32 minutes

Freshman Year (2012-13)

  • Played in all but two games (Kentucky, at Missouri)
  • Scored in double figures two times
  • Poured in 10 points as part of 12-4 run to close first half at Kentucky (Feb. 14), including a pair of 3s
  • Drove from the wing for a basket as part of Gamecocks’ 25-5 first-half surge that deflated Vanderbilt (Jan. 10) and was solid defensively to earn 20 minutes of playing time, the most by a Gamecock off the bench
  • Hit a huge second-half 3-pointer against #1/1 Stanford (Dec. 19) to pull within two points
  • Posted her first double-digit scoring game with 11 points against Savannah State (Nov. 15)
  • Pulled down 10 rebounds in her college debut against Elon (Nov. 9)

High School

  • Rated a four-star player by ESPN Hoopgurlz and the 33rd-best guard in the class of 2012
  • Named Gatorade South Carolina Player of the Year and South Carolina Miss Basketball in 2011-12
  • Landed on the all-state team all four seasons
  • Averaged 18.6 points, 4.5 assists and 4.0 steals as a senior (2011-12)
  • Helped team to two state championships, including a perfect 27-0 record her junior year (2010-11)
  • Played four seasons for Anne Long’s Spring Valley Vikings

Personal

  • Daughter of Theresa and Perry Dozier, has an older sister, Amelia, and a younger brother, Perry Jr.
  • Brother Perry Jr. is a freshman on the Gamecocks’ men’s team (2015-16)
  • Father and uncle, Terry Dozier, both played basketball at South Carolina with Terry going on to a career in the NBA and overseas
  • Earned her bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in sport and entertainment management in May 2016
Loading…

Partners