Pitino visits Wroten; PG set to visit UofL

Rick Pitino continued work on his 2011 recruiting class Tuesday, making an in-home visit with Seattle's finest – four-star point guard Tony Wroten. Wroten, rated the No. 27 prospect nationally, is expected to visit Louisville this weekend.

Rick Pitino ventured to Seattle, Washington Tuesday to make an in-home visit with four-star 2011 point guard Tony Wroten.

"Just had a great visit wit[h] coach p[i]tino. Can't wait to come down there on (Friday)," Wroten said on Twitter.com.

Wroten, rated the No. 27 prospect nationally by Scout.com, is slated to make an official visit to Louisville this weekend to check out the Cardinals. Darryl Hennings, Wroten's AAU basketball coach, told InsideTheVille.com that Wroten is also scheduled to visit hometown Washington before announcing his decision next month.

"This is going to be his first [visit], and I think he's going to do one to Washington," Hennings said.


Seattle's finest, Tony Wroten, will visit UofL this weekend.
Pitino has had success recently luring talent from Seattle to Louisville. Terrence Williams, who now plays in the NBA for New Jersey, started the pipeline. Peyton Siva, UofL's current starting point guard, followed. Will Wroten continue the Seattle pipeline to Louisville?

"There's a combination of things [he likes about Louisville]," Hennings said. "Obviously, Coach Pitino's there and he's a proven winner and successful getting guys to the next level. Louisville is a great town, great university and basketball program. And his hometown guys, Peyton Siva, who he is really good friends with is there, and Terrence Williams attended there and he grew up admiring him. It's just kind of a follow foot-steps type of deal."

Officially, Wroten has narrowed his list to Louisville, Washington, Villanova, Kentucky and UConn. Unofficially, it appears a race between the Huskies and Cardinals. Wroten stated on Twitter account that he will announce his college decision October 8 at Garfield H.S.

"You never know with Tony," Hennings said. "I'm pretty close to him and he's kept me guessing for three years. I would not be surprised to see him stay home and I wouldn't be surprised if he went to Louisville. He's always kind of been enamored with playing in the Big East, playing on [ESPN] and being in the big market. I wouldn't be surprised with either scenario..."

Wroten helped lead the USA Men's U17 team to the FIBA World Championship in Hamburg, Germany over the summer. Wroten finished with 13 points, five steals, four assists, and one block in the Gold Metal game against Poland.


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