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Providence Day guard Devon Dotson invited to national all-star game

Providence Day's Devon Dotson(1) stretches to retrieve the basketball while facing Douglas County High during a Hoodie's House National High School Hoop's Classic prep basketball game Monday, December 28, 2015 held at Providence Day School. JASON E. MICZEK - Special to the Observer
Providence Day's Devon Dotson(1) stretches to retrieve the basketball while facing Douglas County High during a Hoodie's House National High School Hoop's Classic prep basketball game Monday, December 28, 2015 held at Providence Day School. JASON E. MICZEK - Special to the Observer WWW.MICZEKPHOTO.COM

Providence Day junior point guard Devon Dotson has been invited to play in the Under Armour Elite 24 basketball showcase in New York Aug. 20.

Dotson, 17, who played for Team Charlotte on the Under Armour circuit this summer, is one of 24 high school players invited to play outdoors at the Brooklyn Bridge. The showcase is part of a series of events that includes a slam dunk and 3-point competition and a game featuring some of the nation’s top rising freshman. The 11th Elite 24 game will be broadcast live on ESPNU at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20.

It’ll be the third time this season that Dotson has appeared on national TV. He helped lead Providence Day to the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association state title last February, in a 3A classification that MaxPreps determined was one of the nation’s five toughest state titles to win. For that, the Chargers played in New York in the nationally televised DICKS’ national championship. Last month, Dotson helped lead Team Charlotte to an AAU Super Showcase championship, with the final being nationally televised.

Dotson, 6-foot-1, averaged 16.6 points, 4.6 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.8 steals for Providence Day, which had five double-figure scorers last season. Dotson was named CISAA all-conference and NCISAA all-state. He is ranked No. 1 in North Carolina by N.C. Preps, and No. 2 by Prep Hoops NC and Phenom Hoop Report.

▪ Dotson was named to rivals.com “All Summer” team for the class of 2018, when the national recruiting website picked the players it thought had the best summer basketball season. Dotson, ranked No. 49 nationally by rivals, was one of two Carolinas’ players on the list, joining Spartanburg Day 6-6 forward Zion Williamson. Rivals ranks Williamson as the No. 3 recruit in the 2018 class.

▪ Columbia A.C. Flora (SC) forward Christian Brown was named to rivals All Summer team for the class of 2019.

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