Scholar Athlete of the Week: Lanett’s Kintavious Dozier
DOZIER MAINTAINS A 3.8 GPA, PLAYS BASKETBALL AND RANKS SECOND IN HIS JUNIOR CLASS
“I’d rather be in the gym than go to sleep. Sometimes even eat, but that’s just the love I have for it,” said Lanett junior guard Kintavious Dozier. “Seeing me out here playing, doing what I do, they just realize that I really love the game.”
Dozier is known as the sniper from deep, but off the court his teachers recognize him as one of the hardest working students.
“Every time I step in the classroom or on the court, anywhere, I just think about my future. So, at any moment, any chance that I get, I go hard at whatever I get.”
Dozier ranks second in his class with a 3.8 GPA, and he plans on joining the BETA Club. The 5’10”, 167 pound guard is not sure about his future career, but he does know what he plans to do after high school.
“I will for sure go to college, and I do want to make it to the NBA. Play college basketball.”
His love for the game began as soon as he touched a basketball.
“I had a small mini basketball, and whenever I could get to it, you know. I kind of scream, my mama would always give it to me. I don’t know what happened, it just always gave me love.”
The guard played his first two years of basketball at Valley High School. Now as a junior at Lanett, Dozier averages 25.7 points per game, 3 steals and 2 rebounds.
“Whenever I have the ball in my hand out here, I tend to look for my teammates first, but if I have enough space I let it fly.”
His mother never played basketball, but she is very dedicated to her work. That’s a skill Dozier carries with him everyday, which is the same quality he admires in his head coach.
“Coach Carter, he has that determination and drive in him, so he taught me to just keep on going no matter what.”
On the court, Lanett’s recent history of success, winning the state championship from 2016-2018, and the team’s role models have helped Dozier get the right mindset.
“Those guys right there. Those are some great guys. They paved the way for us, so they just push us to keep on going. To see what they did, it was pretty amazing.”
The Future looks bright for the Lanett Panthers and Kintavious Dozier, our WLTZ Scholar Athlete of the Week.