The Rainier Beach Vikings might have won the 2013 3A state basketball championship last week. Four-star recruit Shaqquan Aaron is enrolled at Rainier Beach HS after moving from southern California and barring any academic issues, will become eligible to play for the Vikings this coming school year.
No other school in the state in both the 3A and 4A classifications, has the amount of depth and talent that the Vikings have entering the 2012-13 season.
Aaron, a junior, easily becomes one of the best basketball talents in the state. I'd have to see more games in-person, but his reputation puts him on the UCLA-bound Zach Lavine's level.
The 6'6" small forward prospect is entering his junior year and currently holds offers from Arizona, UConn, Syracuse, UCLA and Washington among several others.
At Rainier Beach, Aaron joins senior guards Marquis Davis, Will Dorsey and Naim Ladd, along with forwards Djuan Piper, Elijah Foster and Fuquan Niles. The team will likely appear in the preseason national rankings when they come out before the season.
Here's a short snippet of a scouting report from ESPN on Aaron:
Aaron 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. (Via: ESPN Insider)
And here's a short highlight video of Aaron at 2011 Adidas Nation:
Shaqquan Aaron Highlights - Class of 2014 - Adidas Nations 2011 (via CityLeagueHoopsTV)
(h/t: Seattle Times)