Bulldogs Add Dotsenko To Signing Class

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Samford University head men’s basketball coach Bucky McMillan announced the signing of Konstantin Dotsenko, a 6-7 sophomore guard/forward, on Wednesday, May 25. Dotsenko comes to Samford from Tarleton State University and is the seventh student-athlete to sign with the Bulldogs since the period began on April 15.
“Konstantin will be a great fit for Samford University,” McMillan said. “He is a tough person of high character who values his education and loves basketball. KD is a multi-positional player, who is a threat every time he steps on the floor, because he is an elite shooter from all over the court.”
The Vorkuta, Russia native played in 17 games for the Texans of Tarleton State last season, making seven starts, while averaging 10.6 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. Dotsenko, who averaged 23.0 minutes per game, connected on 45.2 percent (66-of-162) from the floor and 37.5 percent (27-of-72) from 3-point range.
Dotsenko scored a career high 25 points at Tarleton State versus Howard Payne on Jan. 25, 2021. He turned in 23 points at Dixie State, making a career best 9-of-16 shots from the floor. 
Prior to playing at Tarleton State, Dotsenko spent one season at Freed-Hardeman University. He was named the Freshman of the Year and All-American Midwest Conference after averaging 18.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 25 starts. He finished the year with nine games with at least five made 3-pointers including a career high six, which he accomplished three times.   
A former member of the Russian National 16U and 18U teams that won four national championships, Dotsenko played two seasons of high school basketball at Potter’s House Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Fla., for head coach Stephen McLaughlin. 
Dotsenko (6-7, Forward) joins a star-studded class that also includes Wesley Cardet, Jr. (6-6, Guard), Ques Glover (6-0, Guard), Cooper Kaifes (6-4, Guard), Jermaine Marshall (6-7, Forward), Jaden Campbell (6-5, Guard) and Angel Smith (6-5, Guard).

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