Damyean Dotson, one of the three former Oregon players that were dismissed from school after being accused of sexual assault, is expected to sign a letter of intent with Houston today.
“A lot of people don’t get a second chance,” Dotson told the Chronicle. “They say one chance comes in a lifetime. To have a second chance, I can’t mess this up.”
Dotson, along with ex-teammates Brandon Austin and Dominic Artis, were accused of sexually assaulting a female Oregon student in March of 2014. All three players involved said that the sex was consensual, and while no charges against the three held — Dotson was the only one of the three to actually get charged, but it was eventually dropped due to a lack of evidence — they were kicked out of school and banned from the Oregon campus for four years.
Dotson, a Houston native, returned home after he left Oregon, attending Houston Community College without playing basketball. He worked with John Lucas, according to the Chronicle, a former NBA player and drug addict that works with athletes that have drug, legal and emotional issues.
Dotson averaged 9.4 points as a sophomore and 11.2 points as a freshman for the Ducks. He should be eligible immediately at Houston and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining.
Austin, who has twice been accused of sexual assault, played this past season at Northwest Florida State, a JuCo powerhouse. Artis spent the past year at Diablo Valley Community College, near where he’s from in the Bay Area in California. He practiced with the team, although he didn’t play in any games.