Class of 2023 prospect Josiah Dotzler, a 6’3 G out of Omaha, Nebraska has his eyes set on getting the recognition that he deserves on the basketball court. The state of Nebraska has a rich past of football, but basketball is steadily becoming a sport that is producing major talent recently. His skill set along with his poised demeanor are just a few traits that make him a special talent. He is just scratching the surface in terms of potential and he is not letting up anytime soon.
He is the ultimate package from the guard position. His ability to score the basketball is what makes him so special. He has a natural feel for the game and makes plays whenever it is asked of him. His ball handling skills and lightning quick first step separate him from many players in his class. He has above average court vision and can see plays before they happen. He is at his best in the open floor distributing passes to open teammates as well as getting to the rim and finishing at the basket. Although still improving his jump shot, he has shown more consistency in his mid-range shot as well as behind the three-point line. He is comfortable playing off the ball and uses screens well to get open and is always in attack mode making it exceedingly difficult for opposing teams to plan for.
His size and speed allow him to keep people in front of him on the defensive end of the floor. He anticipates well and gets in the passing lanes leading to steals and easy transition baskets. Dotzler is the ultimate competitor and does not take plays off on the defensive end. He positions himself well to get defensive rebounds and is not afraid to go in the post and play physical in situations where he may face stronger opponents. His all-around play on the court has not just been noticed by schools in Nebraska, but he is trending upward nationally with schools from outside the region beginning to get a front seat to get a shot at landing him.
He was able to land his first Division one offer from Liberty University and it was well deserved after his great play over this past travel season. This upcoming winter season is where we feel, he will really take that next step in his development and take his game to the next level. His college list should see a major bump from this as well.