Damonte Dodd, Freshman, #35
Collegiate Stats: N/A
Recruiting Ratings: Mostly a consensus 3-star across the recruiting services
High School: Queen Anne's County High School
Hometown: Centreville, MD
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Dodd came out of the blue and was very much under the radar. Maryland's eastern shore isn't exactly known for being a basketball hotbed, but Turgeon and his staff saw the potential in Dodd and the recruiting services quickly took notice, elevating Dodd from an unranked player to a consensus 3-star guy. Dodd was originally part of the 2012 class of Jake Layman, Seth Allen and Shaquille Cleare, but ended up going to prep school and reclassified for 2013.
Committing to Maryland.
Dodd continues to quickly develop and becomes a good to option for Maryland off the bench, playing at both the 4 and 5 and averaging 15 minutes, 5 points and 5 rebounds per game.
Dodd is definitely talented, but is still very raw. In high school, he averaged over 24 points and 15 rebounds per game, but he was so much taller than his competition, he could just get the ball near the basket and score. He did also shoot it from beyond the arc, but I don't think long term that is something he will be focusing on. Dodd should definitely see some minutes this season, possibly at the 5, maybe the 4. He has the potential to contribute, especially after prepping last year. He'll probably see around five to eight minutes per game and average around two to three points once his freshman year is over.
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