Dotson named to Freshman All-America team
BOSTON -- University of Oregon guard Damyean Dotson was named to the 2013 Kyle Macy Freshmen All-America Team, while Ducks' head coach Dana Altman is one of 10 finalists for the 2013 John McLendon National Coach of the Year Award it was announced by CollegeInsider.com.
Dotson, a Houston native, finished the season second on the team in scoring average at 11.4 points per game and second in minutes played (27.9 per game). A Pac-12 All-Freshman and Pac-12 All-Tournament selection, Dotson led the Ducks in the postseason by averaging 16.0 points and connecting on 17 of 35 attempts from 3-point range (.486), helping lead UO to it's first conference tournament title and NCAA Sweet 16 appearance since 2007.
As a member of the All-America team, Dotson is eligible for the 2013 Kyle Macy Award, presented to the nation's top freshman on April 5 at the CollegeInsider.com banquet in Atlanta.
Altman, who just completed his third year at the helm of the men's basketball program in Eugene, guided the Ducks to a 28-9 overall mark - the fourth-most wins in a single season in UO history.The first Oregon head coach to post three straight 20-win seasons since the legendary Howard Hobson led the "Tall Firs" to four straight campaigns from 1935-39, Altman's 2012-13 team became just the sixth UO squad to reach an NCAA Regional Semifinal.
Altman recently received Pac-12 Coach of the Year accolades, giving him coach of the year honors in four different conferences.
The McLendon Award, which honors the first African American coach to win an integrated national championship, will also be presented on April 5 in Atlanta.