Aaron looking around

Arizona is continuing to recruit Shaqquan Aaron as a top priority and it is paying off. Read on to see just how much, what Aaron has to say about possibly committing to Arizona, and more.

Despite being ineligible to play high school basketball this past year, 2014 swingman Shaqquan Aaron is a rare talent and one of the UA coaching staff's top priorities, regardless of class.

Aaron is eligible to play next year, but still hasn't decided where he will attend high school. In the meantime, he is fine tuning his skills with the Oakland Soldiers.

"It feels great to be back on the court," Aaron said. "A lot of people were wondering how I would look and if the time off affected my game. I'm just out here trying to show people I can still play, and that I'm continuing to improve my strength, defense and offensive skills.

"We just got finished playing at the EYBL in Dallas. It was fun even though we were missing a lot of our teammates. Stanley (Johnson) and I really had to carry the load, which we were fine with."

While Aaron has spent much of the past year thinking about his next high school destination, he is also contemplating where he will attend college.

"I like Arizona a lot," Aaron said. "Coach Miller has been at all my games and he is always in the front row and very visible. They've been recruiting me really hard and I'm impressed by how they do things."

Aaron says he is aware of a rumor that he was close to becoming a Wildcat, but wanted to go on the record to deny it.

"There's a rumor floating around that I'm about to commit to Arizona and I want to clear that up," Aaron said. "They're one of my leaders, but I'm still wide open and interested in a few different schools. Besides Arizona, I like UConn and the entire Pac-12."

Despite persistent rumors of an imminent commitment, Aaron plans on taking his time.

"I don't see myself making a decision anytime soon," Aaron said. "Like I said, I'm wide open and I want to give all the schools recruiting me a chance."


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