Shaqquan Aaron, a 6-foot-8 junior small forward from Seattle Rainier Beach, committed to Louisville Saturday night.
Aaron chose the Cardinals over Arizona, UCLA and Washington.
“Louisville is the perfect fit for me,” the California native told Jody Demling, according to Demling’s Twitter. “It’s really the perfect style and coach P [Rick Pitino], what more can you say.
“They have been on top of my list for a while now. I just wanted to take my official and see what it was like. I loved it.”
Aaron, who averages 23 points and six assists, was recruited by assistant Wyking Jones and recently visited Louisville for their win over Marquette.
Former Louisville forward Terrence Williams also attended Seattle Rainier.
“Of course we have history there with Terrence going there, and we’re pretty close with (Seattle native) Peyton Siva,” Rainier coach Mike Bethea told the Louisville Courier-Journal. ” … He came back (from the visit), and he was just blown away by it.”
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