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.
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
Few people know that he likes to draw.
His parents have had the greatest influence on his
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.
Basketball Player: Michael Jordan
Athlete, other than a basketball player:
Movies: all Marvel movies
TV Shows: Arrow, Agents of SHIELD
Actor: Will Smith
TV Sports Personality: Dick Vitale
Musical Groups/Singers: Young Money, OvO
Web Site: Ign.com, NBA.com
Midnight Snack: chips, Skittles
Best Player Ever Faced: Jamal Crawford,