Aaron ready for AAU season

Shaqquan Aaron may not have played high school basketball this season, but his recruitment has not died down. Read on for the latest on the recruitment, his AAU plans, and more.

Like fellow 2014 Southern California Arizona recruit Stanley Johnson, Shaqquan Aaron has been a national prospect for many years.

The 6-foot-6 jack-of-all-trades was declared ineligible this past year but made the best out of a difficult situation.

"Not playing this year was frustrating," Aaron said. "I know what I need to work on, and I did what I could and continued to work on my individual skills. I also need to continue to work on getting stronger."

Aaron may not know where he will play next year, but he is excited to be playing somewhere.

"I'm eligible to play next year," said Aaron. "Right now, I'm just looking for the high school to play at and that's a big decision, but it's all good because at least I will be playing somewhere."

While Aaron must decide which high school he will play for next year, the AAU season is fast approaching and Aaron will be playing for a program UA fans are familiar with.

"I'm running with the Oakland Soldiers," Aaron said. "It will be nice to get back out there and play against good players on a daily basis. This past year has been frustrating and I'm looking forward to playing against good competition this summer."

Arizona has made Aaron a priority, and he likes what he hears.

"I really like Arizona," Aaron said. "The coaches say they see me playing everywhere on the perimeter. They think I can play some point guard and that is a position I like to play. The Arizona coaches are coming out to watch me and are showing me a lot of interest. They've done a really good job of communicating with me. Arizona and UConn are two schools I'd like to take visits to."

As far as a decision goes, expect Aaron to take his time selecting a college.

"I don't really know when I will decide," Aaron said. "If I had to guess, it will be at the end of my junior year, but I'm not sure about it."


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