AARON Black is still blue.
Sources told Spin.ph the son of former Ateneo head coach Norman Black has already committed to the Katipunan-based squad after an impressive high school career with the Blue Eaglets.
The elder Black has yet to respond to messages from Spin.ph seeking confirmation of the development but sources said Aaron has already been joining the Blue Eagles in practice.
The young Black’s priority, the sources added. is to stay with Ateneo even as University of the Philippines had already expressed interest to recruit the son of the multi-titled PBA import and bench tactician.
Sources also said that the younger Black is willing to wait for his chance and spend time with the school's Team B since the Blue Eagles already have a loaded pool for Season 77.
The 17-year-old Aaron, who was born in the Philippines, finished as the fourth-best scorer for the Blue Eaglets last season with averages of 9.4 points, while adding 6.2 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per outing.
The younger Black was also good enough to get the nod of national head coach Jamike Jarin to play for the national squad to the Fiba-Asia Under-18 championship in Dubai in August.
He was in fact named one of the team captains along with Joshua Andrei Caracut of San Beda and National university recruit Dave Yu of Sacred Heart School-Cebu.