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Future Cardinal Shaqquan Aaron and his Rainier Beach High School (29-0 and ranked 3rd nationally by USA TODAY) team is one of eight schools competing for the national high school championship. Aaron and his teammates will face-off against Findlay Prep at 4:00 on ESPNU.
Tournament History: First invite
Coach: Mike Bethea
ESPN Ranked Players: Shaqquan Aaron, SF – #33 on ESPN 100
Notes: Rainier Beach, the three-time defending WIAA State Champions will be the first team from the state of Washington to compete in the tournament. Coach Bethea led his team to an undefeated season including wins over nationally ranked Bishop Gorman (NV) and Whitney Young (IL) as Rainier Beach won the prestigious Les Schwab Invitational Tournament. Current NBA players Nate Robinson and Jamal Crawford played at Rainier Beach.