Dotson: 'I Have A Lot To Prove'

Aaron Dotson had a solid spring, but is hoping to step it up in July. caught up with the talented guard and he filled us in on his upcoming schedule and recruitment.

If there's one thing Aaron Dotson, of Seattle (Wash.) Rainer Beach, is looking forward to this summer, it's the LeBron James Skill Academy. The event, which will be held in Akron (Ohio), is a place that he can prove himself against the best.

"It's an honor [to be chosen for the camp] and it's going to be a real fun experience," the 2009 standout said. "I'm really looking forward to LeBron because that's where the coaches are going to be."

"I have a lot to prove," Dotson said. "It's like all the guys in my area are getting all of this media attention and I'm always getting left out. I just feel like I have a lot to prove."

While the LeBron James Skills Academy is certainly a place he make a point, the 6-foot-4, 185-pound wing already established himself this spring as a solid prospect that can knock down deep jumpers and attack the rim.

"My spring was pretty good," the 84th best prospect by said. "It was kind of slow. It's kind of how I've been during my high school career – slow spring, then a great summer. I'm really looking forward to the summer."

"[My game has] progressed a lot," Dotson said. "I do a lot of attacking the rim, but I've really improved my jump shot and my ball handling. I've just improved a lot and I've gotten stronger."

After the LeBron James Skills Academy, Dotson schedule is up in the air, other than a trip to the Main Event in Las Vegas (Nev.) with Seattle Friends of Hoop.

On the recruiting front, Dotson said he has a top five of Miami, Gonzaga, Indiana, Kansas and USC. Gonzaga is the only one of the five to offer. He also holds a scholarship from Oregon State.

"Miami is waiting because their head coach needs to see me play," Dotson said when asked about offers. "The same goes for Indiana, [Tom] Crean needs to see me play and I think he's going to be at LeBron."

Dotson, who is ranked No. 18 on the shooting guard list, doesn't have any visits set up, and said he doesn't have a time frame for making his collegiate decision.

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