University of South Carolina sophomore guard PJ Dozier announced that he plans to submit his name for the 2017 NBA Draft, but has not hired an agent. Dozier will have until 10 days after the NBA Draft Combine, held May 9-14, to make his decision to remain in the draft, or decide to return to South Carolina for his junior year. Dozier was second on the team this season with 13.9 points per game, also dishing up a team-high 2.8 assists, pulling down 4.8 rebounds and collecting 1.7 steals per game.
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, while connecting on 50.8 percent (33-65) of his attempts from the floor in helping the Gamecocks clinch their first ever berth in the Final Four, and first tournament win since 1973. Dozier led the Gamecocks in scoring in the national semifinal matchup versus Gonzaga, posting 17 points to go along with nine rebounds, two assists and two steals in 30 minutes of action.