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Five-star Devon Dotson picks Jayhawks

Bill Self and Kansas prioritized elite point guards all summer and those efforts paid off on Friday night with the commitment of five-star point guard Devon Dotson.

The tough, 6-foot-1 floor general from Charlotte revealed his decision during a Friday night announcement at his high school and discussed his choice with Rivals.com.

“I took my visit there and it felt right," said Dotson of Kansas. "I love the program and coach Self really believes in me. He’s a hall of fame coach so that speaks for itself. I feel I can get better and improve as a player on and off the court.”

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During the recruiting process, Self and his staff sold Dotson on the freedom given to past star point guards such as Sherron Collins and 2017's National Player of the Year Frank Mason. While Dotson has some similarities to the Jayhawk stars of the past, he's trying to create his own identity.

“I think I bring to the table a competitive style and I'm a high IQ point guard who creates for others and himself," Dotson said. "I’m a winner and I leave it all out there on the floor every time I play."

Dotson is the second five-star and third top 35 player to pick the Jayhawks from the class of 2018. He joins five-star power forward

Silvio De Sousa and cente r David McCormack to give the Jayhawks a class that will move to No. 2 overall in the 2018 team rankings.

This weekend, the Jayhawks have five-star guard

Quentin Grimes on campus for an official visit and are still heavily in the mix for others such as No. 2 overall Zion Williamson and top-ranked shooting guard Romeo Langford.

Dotson plans to do what he can to help out in recruiting efforts and feels a sense of relief to have his own decision out of the way.

“I’m excited because of the time and effort I put into the process as it comes to a good end," Dotson said. "Now I can get back to focusing on the upcoming season and the rest of my senior year.”

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