Four-star recruit Shaqquan Aaron announced his commitment to Louisville on Saturday.
The Seattle (Wash.) Rainer Beach player visited the Louisville campus a week before making his choice, a decision that obviously had a lot to do with coach Rick Pitino.
“It’s just a perfect fit,” Aaron said.
“The first thing I asked the players was, ‘How is coach P? Is Coach P a hard coach?’” Aaron said. “And they were like, ‘If you don’t want to be coached, this isn’t the college you want to go to.’ Coach (Mike) Bethea, my high school coach, really coaches me, and I fit right in. So I was thinking, If I want a good coach to get ready for the next level, I want to play for a coach that is going to be hard on me. I like how coach P is going to push me every time.”
Aaron is an intriguing prospect- he has great size at 6-foot-7 and is a big time scorer on the wing, but also possesses the versatility to play from the point guard and post spots.
His coach likens him to one prolific NBA scorer also from the Seattle area.
“Let’s be real: He has the talent,” Rainer Beach coach Mike Bethea said. “He reminds us a lot of Jamal Crawford with his ability to shoot from outside and to handle the ball at 6-foot-7. That makes him special.”
Aaron will join five-star recruit Quentin Snider at Louisville and is Scout.com’s No.34 prospect from the class of 2014 and ESPN’s No.51.