Aaron Dotson Finds His Way Closer To Home

The former LSU guard wanted to be closer to home and found the perfect situation at Utah...

Aaron Dotson is coming closer to home and back to his Western roots by committing to Utah on Monday while on his visit.

"It was the best situation for me. Coach Larry is a great coach and he's coached at every level. Salt Lake City is a great city for basketball and the relationship I have with Coach Hill when he was at Montana was big for me."

The Seattle native finished up his finals at LSU Friday and is excited to get to Salt Lake City so he can start working on his game, although he'll have to sit out the 2011-2012 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

"It's going to be tough sitting out, but I'm going to work on my game with the coaches, and work on getting stronger."

With an incoming class of seven other new players at the moment, and possibly more on the way, Dotson is excited for a new opportunity and believes that the new group will be able to grow together.

"I'm excited about our group. I think it's a good thing having so may new players coming in. It gives us a chance to grow together and do something special."

A highly rated prospect when he arrived at LSU in 2009, the guard is bringing a tough scorer's mentality to the U.

"I do a good job of getting to the basket. I'm also a spot up shooter and player solid defense."

Dotson put a lot of stock in Utah's move to the Pac 12 and the opportunity to play in a big time conference with games in his home state of Washington.

"It definitely helped with Utah going to the Pac 12. I get to play in front of friends and family and get to play against big time schools like UCLA and Arizona."

Dotson reports a height of 6-4 and a weight of 205.

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