U of L commit Aaron wins state title

Two weeks after making a verbal commitment to the University of Louisville, Seattle Rainier Beach High School junior Shaqquan Aaron is a state champion. Aaron helped Rainier Beach win the Washington Class 3-A state championship on Saturday.

Despite a groin injury that slowed him down in the final three games, University of Louisville junior commitment Shaqquan Aaron has claimed a state title.

Aaron, who committed to the Cardinals just two weeks ago, helped lead Seattle Rainier Beach to the Class 3-A state title in Washington. Rainier Beach won three games in Tacoma, Wash., this weekend including a 62-59 overtime win in the championship game against top-ranked Lakeside.

The 6-foot-8 Aaron played sparingly in the three state tournament games but finished the title game with nine points and three rebounds.

U of L coach Rick Pitino was in Tacoma on Thursday night for the quarterfinals of the tournament. Aaron played limited minutes in that game.

It's the third second state title for Rainier Beach, which is the school that produced former U of L standout Terrence Williams.

Aaron picked the Cardinals over Arizona, Washington and UCLA. Scout.com has Aaron ranked as the No. 34 overall prospect in the Class of 2014 and No. 11 among small forwards.

It was the first year at Rainier Beach for Aaron, who is originally from California. He helped Mater Dei to the California's Division I state title as a freshman.

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