Maryland Basketball: Devon Dotson Snubs Maryland

ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 16: Head coach Mark Turgeon of the Maryland Terrapins reacts in the second half against the Xavier Musketeers during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Amway Center on March 16, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 16: Head coach Mark Turgeon of the Maryland Terrapins reacts in the second half against the Xavier Musketeers during the first round of the 2017 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Amway Center on March 16, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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Top-25 recruit Devon Dotson has verbally committed to play basketball at Kansas next fall.

The five-star 2018 point guard was highly recruited by almost every major program, but ultimately decided on a final eight in June:

https://twitter.com/d_dotson1/status/875162812091445248

Dotson then set Friday October 13th as decision day, between Kansas and Maryland. The Jayhawks would have two other point guards on their roster in Charlie Moore and Marcus Garrett. Both of them were four star talents coming out of high school, and would have at least two years of eligibility remaining.

On Maryland’s side, the only true point guard on their roster is Anthony Cowan, giving Dotson the angle of earlier playing time. Cowan takes the reins this season from Melo Trimble, who left Maryland and found a home with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Dotson hails from Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC and Team Charlotte on the UAA circuit. Maryland had already secured a commitment from his UAA teammate, Aaron Wiggins, which gave the Terrapins hope in bringing that connection to College Park.

Maryland still has another possible commitment, as Eric Ayala, a four-star combo guard is announcing his decision on October 14th:

Mark Turgeon and his staff currently have two commitments for the class of 2018, with plenty more targets to come. Some recruits may look more into a school like Maryland, as programs associated with the recent FBI probe may face future NCAA sanctions.