Expected to take on one of the team's top offensive roles ... Has gained strength from his dedication in the weight room the last year and a half ... A terrific finisher around the rim ... Has range out to the three-point line, but is better from the mid-range and in ... Has 7-foot-3 wingspan that he uses to his advantage ... Has ability to keep possessions alive by offensive rebounds/tips with his length ... Also able to block and alter shots on the defensive end with his wingspan.
Has played in 111 games, starting 75 ... Averaging 8.1 points and 6.2 rebounds ... Shooting 44.3 percent from the field and 68.4 percent from the free throw line ... Has 100 assists, 167 blocks and 97 steals ... No. 7 on the Memphis all-time blocked shots chart with 167 swats ... Has nine career double-doubles.
What Could Happen In 2008-09
Will join the Tiger 1,000-point club as the 44th or 45th member (Antonio Anderson will also reach the 1,000-point milestone this season) ... On his average of 301 points per season, could climb as high as No. 23 on the Memphis career scoring list ... Has 684 rebounds, and on his average of 288 boards per season, would finish career with 912 ... Could climb as high as No. 6 on the Tiger all-time rebounding chart ... On his average of 56 blocks per season, could climb as high as No. 6 on the Memphis career blocks chart.
During his career, helped guide the Tigers to three-straight 30-win seasons and three-consecutive postseason appearances (3 NCAA) ... Team posted a combined record of 104-10 during his three seasons (.912 winning percentage) ... The 104 victories are tied for the most wins in a three-year span in NCAA Division I history (Kentucky won 104 from 1996-98) ... The 71 victories in the last two seasons (2006-07, 2007-08) are the second-most in a two year span in NCAA Division I history (Montana State won 72 from 1928-29) ... Tigers advanced to the 2008 NCAA title game and 2007 and 2006 NCAA Elite Eights ... Helped lead Memphis to a 38-2 overall record and the NCAA championship game, where the Tigers finished as national runner-up to Kansas ... The 38 wins are the most for a single season in NCAA Division I history ... Memphis advanced to the Final Four for first time since 1985 and the NCAA title game for the first time since 1973 ... Tigers climbed to the No. 1 spot in both national polls for first time since 1983 ... Memphis held on to No. 1 national ranking for a school-record five-straight weeks ... Tigers began 2007-08 season with a 26-0 record, the longest win streak and best start to a campaign in school history ... Memphis won three-straight Conference USA regular season and tournament titles (2006, 2007, 2008) ... In 2006-07 and 2007-08, Memphis posted undefeated 16-0 records in C-USA play - a first in league history ... In 2005-06 and 2006-07, Memphis posted back-to-back 33-4 overall records.
2007-08 Season (Junior)
Played in 37 games, starting 36 ... Missed two late November games due to a foot injury ... Did not play in a mid-February game as a result of being suspended for violation of team policy ... Team's third-leading scorer (9.2 ppg) and second-leading rebounder (6.8 rpg) ... Second on the team in blocks with 68 ... Shot 44 percent from the field and 67.5 percent from the free throw line ... Tied for fourth on team with 41 steals ... Posted five double-doubles ... Had nine double-figure rebounding games ... Ranked among Conference USA leaders in rebounding (7th) and blocked shots (5th) ... During one stretch from Jan. 3-30, hit 24-of-25 from the free throw line (96 percent) ... Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Started all nine postseason games ... Averaged 8.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.7 blocks ... Grabbed seven or more boards in five of the nine postseason contests ... Shot 42.2 percent from the field ... In NCAA Tournament, averaged 8.2 points, 6.5 boards and 1.8 blocks while shooting 38.3 percent from the floor and 63.2 percent from the free throw line ... Posted a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds vs. Kansas in NCAA championship game ... Had six points, three blocks and three steals vs. UCLA in national semifinal (Final Four) ... Averaged 8.5 boards in NCAA Tournament South Region games vs. Texas (7 rebounds) and Michigan State (10 rebounds) ... Scored 12 points and pulled down five rebounds vs. Texas-Arlington ... In three Conference USA Tournament games, averaged 8.7 points, 7.3 boards and 1.3 blocks ... Grabbed 11 rebounds vs. Southern Miss in the C-USA Tournament semifinal ... Had 14 points and nine rebounds vs. Tulane in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal ... Conference USA play: Played in 15 league games ... Suspended from playing in SMU game as a result of violation of team policy ... Averaged 8.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.8 blocks ... Shot 45 percent from the field and 73.8 percent from the foul line ... Had 27 blocks and 16 steals ... Had 11 points, eight rebounds, three blocks and three steals in a home win over Tulsa ... Scored 14 points at Tulane ... Grabbed eight boards at UAB ... Had eight points, 11 rebounds, three assists, four blocks and no turnovers (26 minutes) vs. Houston ... Posted 11 points and six boards vs. UCF and nine points and eight rebounds vs. UTEP ... Scored a career-high 21 points in a Tiger win at Houston ... Also grabbed seven rebounds vs. the Cougars ... Hit a career-best nine field goals at Houston ... Grabbed 10 boards in a home win over Southern Miss ... Opened C-USA play with back-to-back double-doubles vs. Marshall (18 points-12 rebounds) and East Carolina (13-10) ... Tied a career high with five blocks vs. East Carolina ... Non-conference play (regular season games only): Played in 13 of 15 non-Conference USA games ... Missed two late November games vs. Arkansas State and Austin Peay due to a foot injury ... Averaged 10.2 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks vs. non-league foes ... Shot 44.1 percent from the floor and 67.4 percent from the foul line ... Had 11 points and six boards vs. Pepperdine ... Recorded a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds vs. Siena ... Also had three blocks in the win over the Saints ... Scored 18 points and added five boards vs. Arizona ... Had 19 points and six boards in a home win over Georgetown ... Scored 11 points and added seven rebounds, five blocks and six steals vs. Middle Tennessee ... The five blocks tied a career high and the six swipes were a career best ... Came back from injury to score 13 points and grab eight boards vs. Southern Cal ... Netted eight points and pulled down eight boards vs. Connecticut in 2k Sports College Hoops Classic title game ... Averaged 9.5 points and 9.0 rebounds in the two games vs. Richmond (9 points-8 rebounds) and Tennessee-Martin (10-10) in the 2k Sports College Hoops Classic/Memphis Regional.
2006-07 Season (Sophomore)
Played in all 37 games and started 36 ... Lone missed started came on Tiger Senior Day (Jeremy Hunt got the start in his place) ... Averaged 9.6 points and 6.2 rebounds ... Shot 47.1 percent from the field and 63.4 percent from the foul line ... Second on team with 57 blocked shots ... Also had 35 steals ... Ranked among Conference USA leaders in rebounding (7th), field goal percentage (13th) and blocked shots (7th)... Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Started all seven postseason games ... Averaged 7.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.9 blocks ... Grabbed seven or more boards in six of the seven postseason contests ... Shot 39.6 percent from the field and 55 percent from the charity stripe ... In NCAA Tournament, averaged 8.3 points and 7.8 boards while shooting 41.9 percent from the floor and 75 percent from the free throw line ... Grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds and added nine points, two assists and one block vs. Ohio State in the NCAA Tournament South Region final ... Had four points, five rebounds and two blocks in only 21 minutes vs. Texas A&M in the NCAA Tournament South Region semifinal ... Played only three minutes in the first half due to foul trouble vs. the Aggies (had no stats at half) ... Texas A&M forward Antanas Kavaliauskas -- who Dozier was guarding -- scored 13 first-half points ... In second half, Dozier played 18 minutes and held Kavaliauskas to only four points ... Had an offensive rebound in the Tigers' end-of-the-game flurry that kept Memphis alive and ended with two Antonio Anderson free throws that sealed the 65-64 win ... Nearly stole Texas A&M's inbounds on the ensuing possession, but his effort took the clock down from :03.1 to :01.1 left ... Had nine points, eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals vs. Nevada in the NCAA Tournament second round ... Tied a career high with five blocks vs. North Texas in the NCAA Tournament first round ... Also had 11 points and seven boards vs. the Mean Green ... Averaged 7.3 points and 8.7 rebounds in three Conference USA Tournament games ... Grabbed 10 rebounds and scored eight points vs. Houston in the C-USA Tournament title game ... Pulled down nine rebounds in only 21 minutes of action vs. Tulane in the C-USA Tournament semifinal ... Had 10 points and seven rebounds vs. Marshall in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinal ... Conference USA play: Played in all 16 league games and started 15 (lone non-start was Senior Day) ... Averaged 9.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks vs. C-USA foes ... Shot 47.2 percent from the field and 61.2 percent from the charity stripe ... Had six points, seven rebounds and two blocks vs. SMU in the regular-season finale ... Tipped back a Chris Douglas-Roberts free throw miss to Douglas-Roberts with under 10 seconds to play ... Douglas-Roberts was fouled again and hit two free throws to seal the 64-61 victory ... Tied a career high with five blocked shots vs. UTEP ... Had a season five steals in regular-season home finale vs. Houston ... Had 10 points and seven boards vs. Rice ... Grabbed 10 rebounds and added three blocks at Tulsa ... Had 13 points and seven boards vs. Tulane ... Scored 10 points in a home win over SMU ... Netted seven points in a home win over Southern Miss, but the single-digit scoring game ended a string of six-straight double-figure performances to start C-USA play ... Had 12 points, eight rebounds, four blocks and three steals vs. Tulsa ... Recorded fourth collegiate double-double with 12 points and 10 boards in a road win at East Carolina ... Had 15 points and eight boards vs. UAB ... Scored 11 points at Southern Miss and 12 points at Houston in a mid-January C-USA road swing ... Opened league action with 16 points vs. Marshall ... Non-conference play (regular season games only): Started all 14 non-Conference USA regular season games ... Averaged 11.1 points, 6.3 boards and 1.5 blocked shots ... Shot 50.4 percent from the floor and 70.2 percent from the free throw line ... Had 14 points, five rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a thrilling 78-77 overtime road win at Gonzaga ... Hit two key foul-line jumpers in the second half to keep the Tigers in the lead ... Had 13 points and eight boards vs. Cincinnati ... Posted a season-best five steals vs. Lamar ... Also had 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists vs. the Cardinals ... Scored 11 points and pulled down six boards vs. Middle Tennessee ... Had 13 points and nine rebounds at Tennessee ... Netted a season-high 19 points vs. Manhattan ... Added nine rebounds, four blocks and two steals vs. the Jaspers ... Had 13 points, eight boards and three blocked shots vs. Arkansas State ... Scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds vs. Kentucky in the EA Sports Maui Invitational third-place game ... Recorded 13 points and seven boards vs. Oklahoma in the EA Sports Maui Invitational first round ... Posted third career double-double with 13 points and 10 boards vs. Jackson State in the season opener.
2005-06 Season (Freshman)
Saw action in all 37 games ... Made three starts ... Averaged 5.6 points and 5.5 rebounds ... Shot 40.4 percent from the floor and 75 percent from the foul line ... Had 22 assists, 42 blocked shots and 21 steals ... Third on the team in blocked shots ... Ranked among Conference USA leaders (all games) in rebounding (14th) and blocked shots (7th) ... In Conference USA games only, ranked among league leaders in rebounding (19th) and blocks (8th) ... Ranked second in both rebounding and blocked shots among C-USA freshmen ... Postseason (NCAA/C-USA Tournaments): Played in all seven postseason contests ... Averaged 4.7 points and 6.0 boards ... Had six blocks ... Shot 44.8 percent from the floor and 70 percent from the charity stripe ... In four NCAA Tournament games, averaged 4.3 points and 4.8 boards ... Shot 57.1 percent from the field ... Scored six points and pulled down eight rebounds vs. UCLA in the NCAA Tournament/Oakland Regional championship game ... Had nine points and eight boards vs. Oral Roberts in the NCAA Tournament first-round victory ... In the Conference USA Tournament, averaged 5.3 points and 7.7 rebounds ... Grabbed eight boards in the C-USA Tournament title game vs. UAB ... Had six points, seven boards and one block vs. Houston in the semifinals ... Posted eight points, eight rebounds and two blocks vs. Tulane in the quarterfinals ... Conference USA play: Saw action in all 14 league contests ... Averaged 6.4 points and 5.1 rebounds ... Shot 46.4 percent from the field and 70.8 percent from the free throw line ... Had 11 assists, 16 blocked shots and nine steals ... Scored four points and grabbed five rebounds in a home win over Houston that clinched the C-USA regular season title ... Started at Tulane and had eight points and nine rebounds ... Posted three-straight double-figure scoring games from Rice through Southern Miss ... Had 10 points, four boards and two blocks vs. Southern Miss ... Recorded second collegiate double-double at Marshall with 13 points and 15 rebounds (career high) ... Scored 10 points at Rice ... Had five points and nine rebounds at Tulsa ... Tied a season high with 14 points at Southern Miss ... Also pulled down five boards against the Golden Eagles ... Had first Conference USA start at Southern Miss ... Posted six points and nine rebounds in the C-USA opener at East Carolina ... Non-conference play (regular season games only): Averaged 5.3 points and 5.6 rebounds vs. non-league opposition ... Scored 12 points and grabbed six boards vs. Middle Tennessee ... Had eight boards and three steals vs. Texas ... Scored 11 points vs. Purdue ... Received first collegiate start in a home win over Louisiana Tech ... Had six points and seven rebounds at Ole Miss ... Grabbed seven boards at Cincinnati ... Pulled down 12 rebounds and blocked a career-high five shots in a home win over Jackson State ... Posted first collegiate double-double with 14 points and 11 boards vs. Lamar ... The 14 points were a season high ... Had six rebounds and three blocked shots vs. Duke in the NIT Season Tip-Off championship game ... Scored 11 points and grabbed five boards at Alabama (NIT) ... Pulled down six rebounds in season opener vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (NIT).
Averaged 14.4 points and 7.5 rebounds in 2004-05 ... Played the 2004-05 season for Laurinburg Prep, a team that recruiting analysts/publications called the top prep squad of all-time ... Helped lead Laurinburg to a 40-0 record and the 2004-05 prep school national championship ... No. 1 Laurinburg Prep defeated No. 2 Hargrave Military Academy 95-83 for the national title... Ranked among the nation's top 100 players by Prep Stars' Rob Harrington on USAToday.com ... Rated among the country's top 75 players by Scout.com ... Prior to 2003-04 season, Rivals.com 150 rated him the 83rd-best player in the nation ... Also ranked as the nation's No. 19 small forward and the Southeast's No. 18 overall player by Rivals.com in 2004 ... Played his previous high school years at Lithonia High School in Georgia ... At Lithonia High School, was a two-time All-State pick ... Named the DeKalb County Player of the Year ... Had career prep averages of 22.3 points, 13.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 3.7 blocks.
Full name is Robert Lorenzo Dozier Jr. ... Son of Robert Sr. and Jackie Dozier ... An Interdisciplinary Studies major.