Dotson attended Providence Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina, graduating in 2018. During his senior year of high school, Dotson averaged 28.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 5.1 assists, leading the school to its sixth conference title. Devon scored 2,607 points becoming the school’s all time leader in points. Devon was a 4 Time All Conference and 3 Time All State Selection. He was also a 2-time Charlotte Observer All-Mecklenburg boys’ basketball player of the year. Devon ended his high school career by being selected and playing in the 2018 McDonald’s All-American Game held in Atlanta, GA.
On October 13, 2017, Dotson committed to playing college basketball at the University of Kansas, choosing the Jayhawks over offers from UCLA, Maryland, Florida, UNC, and other schools.
Big 12 All-Tournament Team 
All-Big 12 Third Team 
Big 12 All-Freshman Team 
CBS Sports/USBWA Freshman of the Week (2.12)
Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (12.31)
Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year Award (1 of 20)