Mountain Lions sign Division I transfer Dotson-Lara

By Doug Fitzgerald published April 24, 2008

COLORADO SPRINGS -- University of Colorado at Colorado Springs men's basketball coach Russ Caton announced Thursday that the school had received the signed letter of intent from Cody Dotson-Lara, a transfer from Division I Texas-San Antonio.

Dotson-Lara played sparingly in seven games as a freshman with the Roadrunners before being sidelined with an injury. With Southland Conference Freshman of the Year Devin Gibson entrenched at the point guard spot, Dotson-Lara would likely have been relegated to a reserve role again as a sophomore.

With UCCS, he has a chance to be a difference-maker. As a senior at James Madison High School in San Antonio, Dotson-Lara averaged 15.9 points, 5.3 assists, 4.2 steals and 4.9 rebounds per game. Those numbers helped lead the Mavericks to a 36-5 record. The team took district and regional championships before falling in the state semifinal.

More impressive than his averages was his efficiency. Dotson-Lara shot 50 percent from 3-point range and 84.9 percent from the foul line.

The 6-foot-1 sophomore will be in the mix to replace graduated point guard Nic Fuller for the Mountain Lions.

 

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