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Shaqquan Aaron
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Shaqquan Aaron

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Seattle, Wash.

High School:
Rainier Beach

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 170

Position:
G

Experience:
HS


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  • Averaged 19.7 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 7.5 assists, led Rainier Beach High (30-1) to the Washington Class 3A state championship. He scored 16 of his game-high 22 points in the second half of the title game.
  • A two-time first-team AP Class 3A all-state selection and the state player of the year as a senior, Aaron was ranked No. 26 nationally by 247Sports.com, 27th by Scout.com, 30th by Rivals.com and is No. 33 in the ESPN 100.
  • Produced a season-high 32 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists against West Seattle as a senior during a stretch with four triple-doubles in five games. He handed out a season-best 16 assists against O'Dea. His season scoring high as a junior was 38 points.
  • He is the third Seattle product to play for the Cardinals in recent years, joining Peyton Siva (2009-13), UofL's starting point guard on the 2013 NCAA Championship team; and Terrence Williams (2005-09), who led UofL to two NCAA Elite Eight appearances and also played at Rainier Beach.
  • Averaged 17.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists as a junior in helping Rainier Beach to a 25-4 record and the Washington Class 3A state championship. He had nine points and three rebounds in the 62-59 overtime victory in the title game over Lakeside.
  • Originally from Pomona, Ca., Aaron averaged 9.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.0 steals as a freshman in helping Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, Calif. amass a 32-3 record and capture the 2011 California Division I CIF state championship. He transferred to Taft High School in Woodland Hills, Calif., for his sophomore year, but did not play basketball there.
  • Member of the 2011 USA Basketball 3x3 Youth World Championship team which finished eighth in the inaugural FIBA international 36-team competition in Rimini, Italy. He also participated with the 2010 USA Developmental National Team and 2011-12 USA Developmental National Team.
  • His brother Shaddean played basketball at Mercer from 2004-08, totaling 1,115 career points for the Bears. His father Carl played professional basketball in Australia.
  • Had offers from UCLA, Syracuse, UNLV, Arizona and Washington before choosing to sign with the Cardinals.
  • Totaled 14 points, four rebounds, three assists, three steals and made 6-of-7 field goals in the Jordan Brand Classic All-American game in Brooklyn (4/18/14). He was U of L's first Jordan Brand participant since Samardo Samuels in 2008.

Personal:

  • Born July 21, 1995 ... Son of Madinah and Carl Aaron ... Has one older brother (Shaddean) and one younger sister (Shalexxus) ... Major is business.
  • Personal goal at UofL is to win a national championship.
  • Best moment of his athletic career to date was winning his third high school state championship as a senior.
  • Enjoys playing video games in his spare time.
  • Chose to attend UofL because "it's a great school."
  • Best basketball advice given to him was to "never give up and go hard every day."
  • Most proud of "my brother and little sister."
  • Feels Will Smith would be the best actor to play him in a movie.
  • Few people know that he likes to draw.
  • His parents have had the greatest influence on his athletic career.
  • When he played basketball as a kid, he pretended he was Michael Jordan.
  • If you walked into his dorm room, the first thing you would notice is his shoes and video games.
  • Chose to wear No. 21 because it was the day of the month he was born.
  • What impresses him the most about Coach Pitino: his ability to make players great.
  • Would most like to meet Malcolm X and Tupac.

Favorites:

  • Basketball Player: Michael Jordan
  • Athlete, other than a basketball player: Phil Heath
  • Movies: all Marvel movies
  • TV Shows: Arrow, Agents of SHIELD
  • Actor: Will Smith
  • TV Sports Personality: Dick Vitale
  • Musical Groups/Singers: Young Money, OvO
  • Subject: math
  • Web Site: Ign.com, NBA.com
  • Foods: seafood
  • Midnight Snack: chips, Skittles
  • Best Player Ever Faced: Jamal Crawford, Kyrie Irving
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