Aaron looking at options

Shaqquan Aaron is one of the top players in the 2014 class, but is still trying to figure out his recruitment. Read on to see his thoughts on the process, where Arizona stands, and more.

Arizona has more than a handful of recruits for the 2014 class and one that stands out is four-star small forward Shaqquan Aaron.

Aaron, a 6-foot-8, 170-pound wing, has plenty of athleticism and upside, but it wasn't enough to get his team to victory in an double overtime loss that eliminated it from the Fab 48 tournament in Las Vegas.

Even with the loss, Aaron says that his summer hasn't been a lost one.

"I had a great summer," Aaron said. "That was a tough loss that we just had, but we did pretty good at other times. We won a lot of games, so it's been good."

Aaron has had contact with numerous schools, but he has seen his recruitment start to pick up in the past few months.

"I feel like Arizona, UNLV, and Utah have been coming after me pretty hard for a while now, but there's a bunch of other schools really picking it up right now," he said.

Although those schools have been hard after the forward, he has yet to name any schools that he is favoring.

"I really don't have any top schools," Aaron said. "I'm just being open and focusing on improving. When I feel that I'm ready to make a decision, I will, but not now."

What does Aaron think he needs to improve on before he is ready?

"I need to work on my defense and get a lot better at it," he said. "I also have to play harder every position. That's basically it, but those are important."

Aaron has visited a few of the West coast universities. One of those visits was to Arizona, who Aaron visited in June.

"I took a visit down to Arizona and it was nice," he said. "I talked to the coaches a lot and it was fun."

Aaron does not currently have a high school, but with the start of classes just weeks away, he isn't concerned.

"I haven't found a high school yet," he said. "It doesn't worry me at the moment, but a lot of people have the notion that I move schools a lot. That's not really true. I'm forced to move schools and that's my business.

"I'm close to picking one, but I really don't have any comment at this time."


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