Q&A With Robert Dozier
Robert Dozier is a 6'8" forward
prospect who comes to Memphis from Lithonia, Georgia by way of Laurinburg Prep.
Originally a signee of the University of Georgia, Dozier signed with Memphis
this past week.
Chris Chaney, his coach at Laurinburg,
has a high opinion of Dozier. "He can play either forward position,"
he said. "He's an inside/outside kind of player. He can get to the rim
and has a good shooting touch. We're just trying to get him to play with great
intensity all the time. Once he does, he'll be a dominating player. Not just
a good player, but a dominating player."
Here's what Dozier had to say:
Q: What has Laurinburg done to
A: It's helped me create a work ethic.
We have so much to do, like lifting weights two days a week and getting up early
some days to practice and practicing later on the evenings too. Intensity-wise
you have to come to play every practice because everyone's on the same level
Q: Why did you choose Memphis?
A: Coach Cal is like a father figure
to me. They were the first school that came to me too so I felt comfortable
with them. I liked all the players when I went to visit and enjoyed it. Also,
with our recruiting class, I think we have a good chance of winning.
Q: How good can Memphis be with
your recruiting class?
A: I think we can be a monster, I'm
telling you. If we stay together all through college, we're going to be pretty
Q: What is the best part of your
A: I can play inside or out. I have
a good 18-foot game, but I have to work on my three-point shot and get more
consistent. I can handle the ball and I can take it inside.
Q: What else do you need to work
A: I need to get stronger. That's
my main focus right now, getting stronger and working on my jumpshot.
Q: Have you selected a major?
A: I'll probably major in physical