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P.J. Dozier named McDonalds All-American

South Carolina's prized 2015 recruit earns one of the highest honors in the high school game.

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South Carolina hasn't had much good news on the basketball court since the calendar turned to 2015, but a member of next year's team received some positive information this week.

P.J. Dozier of Spring Valley H.S. (Columbia, S.C.) and signed to play for the Gamecocks earned McDonalds All-American honors.  He's one of 24 high school players to earn the honor.

As the Gamecocks continue to struggle through the rest of this season, it's great to see that significant reinforcements are coming in the way of elite talent.  Dozier is the first Gamecock to play in the game since Rolando Howell in 2000.

The entire roster is below:

2015 McDonald All-America Rosters


Player Position School College
Dwayne Bacon SG Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) Florida State Seminoles
Antonio Blakeney SG Oak Ridge (Orlando, Fla.) LSU Tigers
Isaiah Briscoe PG Roselle Catholic (Roselle, N.J.) Kentucky Wildcats
Jaylen Brown SF Wheeler (Marietta, Ga.) Undecided
Thomas Bryant C Huntington Prep (Huntington, W.Va.) Undecided
Cheick Diallo PF Our Savior New American (Centereach, N.Y.) Undecided
Henry Ellenson PF Rice Lake (Rice Lake, Wis.) Marquette Golden Eagles
Jawun Evans PG Justin F. Kimball (Dallas) Oklahoma State Cowboys
Luke Kennard SG Franklin (Franklin, Ohio) Duke Blue Devils
Dedric Lawson PF Hamilton (Memphis, Tenn.) Memphis Tigers
Ben Simmons F Montverde Academy (Montverde, Fla.) LSU Tigers
Diamond Stone C Dominican (Whitefish Bay, Wis.) Undecided


Player Position School College
Carlton Bragg PF Villa Angela-St. Joseph (Cleveland, Ohio) Kansas Jayhawks
Jalen Brunson PG Stevenson (Lincolnshire, Ill.) Villanova Wildcats
Deyonta Davis PF Muskegon (Muskegon, Mich.) Michigan State Spartans
P.J. Dozier Jr. PG Spring Valley (Columbia, S.C.) South Carolina Gamecocks
Brandon Ingram SF Kinston (Kinston, N.C.) Undecided
Chase Jeter C Bishop Gorman, (Las Vegas) Duke Blue Devils
Malik Newman SG Callaway (Jackson, Miss.) Undecided
Ivan Rabb C Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland, Calif.) Undecided
Malachi Richardson SF Trenton Catholic Academy (Trenton, N.J.) Syracuse Orange
Caleb Swanigan C Homestead (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Undecided
Allonzo Trier SG Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.) Arizona Wildcats
Stephen Zimmerman C Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) Undecided