Started all 33 games at point guard after missing multiple games in the previous two years due to injury ...Averaged 3.6 assists, 3.4 points and 1.8 rebounds ...Led team in assists and was second in steals while ranking in the top-10 in the MVC in both categories (eighth in assists, fifth in steals) ...Shot 79.1 percent from the line (34-43), second-best on the team among players with 30 or more attempts ...Hit 7-of-13 shots from the floor in four games vs. ranked teams (53.8 percent) ...Tied career-high with 10 assists in overtime win over Saint Joseph’s (Dec. 9), most in Qwest Center Omaha history by a Creighton player ...Had five points, five rebounds and five assists in season-opening win over DePaul (Nov. 9) ...Had five assists and tied career-high with five steals in win over Nebraska (Nov. 24) ...Had four of team’s school-record-tying 18 steals in win over Savannah State (Nov. 29) ...Had eight points, six rebounds and five assists at #21 Xavier (Dec. 5) ...Had seven assists in win at Drexel (Dec. 1) ...Had five steals vs. UALR (Dec. 22) and again vs. Evansville (Jan. 9) ...Among active MVC returners, ranks second in steals (126), third in assists (267), fourth in games started (61), sixth in minutes played (1,953) and eighth in free-throw percentage (.759) ...Named to Creighton Dean’s List.
September 2007 Canada Trip
Led team with 20.4 minutes per game ...Averaged 5.6 points, 3.8 assists and 2.8 steals per game ...Led team in both assists and steals during five-game tour ...Had eight points, seven assists and five steals in win over Calgary (Sept. 1).
Battled around multiple injuries to play in 26 games, including eight starts ...Ranked fifth on the team in both assists and steals ...Missed season-opener while still recovering from posterior cruciate ligament surgery before returning to play eight minutes on Nov. 18 at Nebraska ...Sparked an 8-0 run upon checking in against George Mason (Nov. 25) ...Made his first start of the season against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, finishing with six assists (Nov. 29) ...Had season-high seven points in wins over #24 Xavier (Dec. 9) and Houston (Dec. 22) ...Dislocated fingers on both hands on separate plays during team’s Dec. 21 win over Valparaiso, which also doubled as his 21st birthday ...Despite those injuries, played on Dec. 22 and Dec. 23 in games vs. Houston and Hawaii ...Returned to Omaha to have surgery on his left index finger on Dec. 27 ...Missed the next six games, before returning to play on Jan. 15 at Wichita State ...Had five steals in Jan. 27 win over Indiana State ...Tied career-high with five steals and added his first block of the season at #21 Southern Illinois (Feb. 10) ...Had three steals in final nine minutes of win over Northern Iowa (Feb. 13), keying a game-ending 19-5 run ...Made 26-of-30 free throws on the year, good for 86.7 percent ...Hit 10-of-10 free throws in MVC Tournament.
Played in 23 games, including 20 starts, before suffering a season-ending knee injury on Feb. 11 ...Missed Creighton’s final seven games with a partially torn PCL ...Earned a spot on the MVC All-Freshman Team ...MVC Newcomer of the Week on Jan. 23 and Feb. 6 ...Finished second in the MVC in steals per game, third in assists per game, sixth in assists/turnover ratio and seventh in minutes per game ...Ranked 41st nationally in steals per game, and had at least one theft in each of the first 14 games ...Scored career-high 15 points in win over Illinois State (Jan. 5) ...Again scored 15 points and had six assists without a turnover in win over Evansville (Jan. 22) ...Moved into the starting line-up in his fourth game, at DePaul (Nov. 30), and had seven points, five rebounds and three steals ...Had eight points, five assists, three steals and three rebounds at eventual Final Four participant George Mason in first road game (Nov. 22) ...Had six points and seven assists in 41 minutes off the bench against Dayton (Nov. 26) ...Had 10 assists and just one turnover at Drake (Feb. 4), the most helpers by a Creighton freshman since Ryan Sears in 1997 ...Had 10 points, five assists and four steals in win over Xavier (Dec. 18) ...Had 10 points, including go-ahead free throw, in 55-52 win at MVC favorite Northern Iowa (Jan. 11).
Bellevue West High School
Averaged 13.4 points and led team by averaging 7.5 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 5.0 steals per game as a senior for the 27-1 state champion Thunderbirds ...A two-time Nebraska Player of the Year by the Omaha World-Herald ...Became the first junior honored as the top player since 1990 ...Averaged 15.8 points, 6.1 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 5.3 steals per game as a junior as team went 23-2 ...Was named state tournament MVP each of his final two years while leading the Thunderbirds to those titles ...Averaged 14.8 points, 6.1 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals as a sophomore ...Averaged 10.2 points, 5.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game as a freshman ...Also a member of the Lincoln Journal Star Academic All-State team ...Had 13 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists vs. nationally-ranked Kickapoo (Mo.) as a senior ...Had 14 points, 10 assists and six steals in 83-70 win over eventual Missouri state champion Archbishop O’Hara in Qwest Center Omaha debut ...Owns school records for steals and assists in a season and game ...A member of the Honor Roll all four years ...Coached by Doug Woodard, the father of Creighton women’s basketball graduate manager Kristi Woodard and women’s basketball player Kelsey Woodard ...Played for the Omaha Crusaders on the AAU circuit, where he was named Outstanding Player of the A Division in the 2003 adidas/Las Vegas Big-Time Tournament ...Also named Tournament MVP of the Mr. Basketball Invitational in the summer of 2003 ...As a senior in 2004-05, was a high school teammate of current teammate Antoine Young.
Son of Ron and Twany Dotzler ...Born Dec. 21, 1985 ...Last name is pronounced DOTES-ler ...Was married on August 3, 2007 to Jennifer Perea ...Has 13 brothers and sisters, including one sister who married former Bluejay forward Dane Watts last summer ...Verbally committed during his sophomore season in high school, making him Creighton’s earliest commitment ever at the time ...A public relations major ...Life ambition is to serve God.
Josh Dotzler's Career Highs
15 (2x), last vs. Evansville 1/22/06
6 vs. Evansville 1/22/06
Field Goal Attempts
10 vs. Evansville 1/22/06
3-Point Field Goals
3 vs. Evansville 1/22/06
3-Point Field Goals Attempted
5 vs. Evansville 1/22/06
5 vs. Bradley 1/18/06
Free Throws Attempted
8 (2x), last vs. Bradley 1/18/06
6 at #21 Xavier 12/5/07
10 (2x), last vs. Saint Joseph’s (OT) 12/9/07
2 at Evansville 2/13/08
5 (5x), last vs. Evansville 1/9/08
42 at Drake (OT) 2/4/06
Awards & Honors
Creighton University Dean’s List
MVC Academic Honor Roll
MVC All-Freshman Team
MVC Newcomer of the Week, 1/23
MVC Newcomer of the Week, 2/6