Dotson to keep Seattle pipeline rolling?

Rick Pitino has the Seattle pipeline rolling. Terrence Williams started things for Louisville in Seattle. Peyton Siva cast his lot with the Cardinals next. Will athletic Seattle (WA) Rainier Beach guard Aaron Dotson keep Louisville's Emerald City pipeline going?

"We've got a pipeline to Seattle right now in recruiting because of the success and growth of T-Will," Pitino said earlier this week. "Whenever we go out there people are so complimentary of the way he has grown through his experience at Louisville. Right now there's not a kid in that part of the country that we can't get because of his happiness here and the way he's carried himself as a basketball player."

Aaron Dotson could further validate Pitino's assessment. Dotson, who attends the same high school – Seattle's Rainer Beach – as Terrence Williams will make an official visit to UofL this weekend. He'll be joined by fellow Seattle native Peyton Siva on his visit. Dotson has narrowed his choices down to Louisville, LSU, SMU and Washington.

T-Will helped UofL get a foothold in Seattle.

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Dotson could become the third Seattle prospect to sign with the Cardinals since Williams started the pipeline in 2005. Siva, a Top 50 point guard from Seattle (WA) Franklin, committed to the Cardinals last spring. Dotson could be next. He's already made official visits to LSU and SMU and is expected to make a decision soon after his visit to Louisville.

"I want to get out there and get a feel for the campus," Dotson recently told "(Peyton) and I talk all the time. We're going to take our official visit to Louisville together."

If things go well this weekend, Siva and Dotson could be spending the next four years teaming in the same backcourt for the Cardinals.

Not a traditional basketball hotbed, Seattle has produced more than its fair share of hoops hotshots in the last few years. The Emerald City has an impressive recent list of native sons currently playing in the NBA, including Marvin Williams, Nate Robinson, Martell Webster, Brandon Roy, Aaron Brooks, Marcus Williams and Jason Terry. In other words, Seattle is a pretty good place to cultivate a talent pipeline.

Louisville is also heavily involved with two of Seattle's top underclassmen – 6-9 junior center Josh Smith and 6-4 sophomore guard Tony Wroten. Smith is ranked the No. 4 prospect nationally in the Class of 2010; Wroten is the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2011.

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