Apple Valley, California
6’8″, 165 lbs. Small Forward
Scout Ranking: #7 Small Forward, #28 Overall
Rivals Ranking: #15 Forward, #28 Overall
ESPN Ranking: #11 Small Forward, #35 Overall
Shaqquan Aaron is a 6’8″ small forward from Apple Valley, California. He attends the William Howard Taft High School and plays his AAU basketball for the SocCal All Stars. Aaron currently has offers from Arizona, UCONN, San Diego State, St. John’s, Syracuse, UCLA, UNLV, USC, and Washington. He is also considering Calfornia, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, and Oregon. Aaron still has to take his official visits and once those are scheduled, look for some favorites to appear on his large list of schools.
Aaron’s strengths as a player include that he has a frame and a budding skill-set that oozes potential. He handles the ball well in the open court and he’s a high-level passer. He does a great job of getting to the rim off the bounce as well. He can slash his way to the rim and finish in a variety of ways. He can pull-up in transition and nail the 3-point shot and his shot is smooth as well.
Shaqquan Aaron’s weaknesses include that despite having an advanced skill set, Aaron does have a tendency to over handle it at times and become turnover prone. In addition, he is so used to having the ball in his hands, when he doesn’t he needs to do a better job of moving without the ball. Lastly, he has a frail frame at this stage, but that should be expected considering his youth. Defensively, he needs to show a greater urgency to want to shut down his opponent and utilize his length and quick hands.
The bottom line on Shaqquan Aaron, according to ESPN.com, is that Aaron has all the physical gifts to be a high-level player. If he is willing to work hard on developing his game at both ends of the floor and stay humble as he grows as a player, his potential is immense.