Kinard Dozier Having Strong Summer | Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Kinard Dozier Having Strong Summer

Kinard Dozier’s story has been well documented.  He is a young man with a goal.  That goal is to be a division I basketball player and he is determined to achieve it.  It was that goal that brought him to Winchendon where he recently completed a post-graduate year.  It was that goal that led him to turn down a handful of division II offers earlier in the season.  And it is that goal that has brought him back to the summer recruiting circuit where he is once again hoping to catch the attention of division I coaches. 

And with only one stop remaining on his summer tour Dozier seems closer than ever of realizing his dream.  His summer schedule is a little different than in previous seasons as he has not played in any AAU tournaments, instead focusing on a variety of exposure camps.  It began at Reebok’s Regional Combine where we thought he was the best player in the building.  Recently he again stood out at Eastern Invitational’s Academic Elite camp last week.  His last stop will begin tomorrow when he plays at the last “live” period session of Eastern Invitational. 

His strong play this summer has been enough to warrant strong interest from Longwood, Radford, and a variety of some of the best division II programs in the Northeast.  His hardworking style and excellent perimeter defense even intrigued coaches from Texas A & M who recently placed a call to check on his status. 

With less than a week remaining before the conclusion of the live period you can only hope that some division I coach wises up.  Because Dozier is the type of kid who epitomizes what being a team player is all about.  He is an exceptionally hard worker with an always positive attitude, a terrific perimeter defender, a very good student and articulate young man, and a player with a good basketball I.Q. and understanding of how to play the game.