Seattle Rainier Beach senior Shaqquan Aaron has a little more work left to do on the high school level before he heads to college.
Aaron has helped Rainier Beach to an undefeated record heading into next weekend's Class 3-A state tournament in Seattle. Rainier Beach will then participate in a national event next month in New York.
But Rainier Beach coach Mike Bethea said no matter what happens the rest of the season, the 6-foot-7 Aaron is ready to move on. He signed with the University of Louisville and will head to campus this summer as one of the top members of the five-player Class of 2014.
"He's really taken his game to another level," Bethea said. "He was really upset when he didn't get into the McDonald's game and that motivated him even more. He's playing at a high level.
"All he needs is a few more biscuits and gravy and he'll really be ready. But he's ready to go. He's ready to get to Louisville and contribute. He's more than ready to do that, coach (Rick) Pitino is going to love what he brings."
Aaron has five triple-doubles this season and is averaging 20.7 points, 10 rebounds and 7.5 assists a game for Rainier Beach.
Rainier Beach is one of eight teams left in the 3-A playoffs and has a 26-0 record. The tournament will begin on Friday in Seattle.
Aaron will compete in the Kentucky Derby Festival Classic on April 17-18 and Bethea said he also might play in the West Coast Classic.