Aquira DeCosta

Aquira DeCosta


CLASS: 2018



  • Sacramento, CAHometown
  • Saint Mary's High School
  • 6-2Height
  • Weight
  • 3Overall Rank
  • 1Position Rank

ESPN Player Evaluations

Nike Tournament of Champions-December 2017: Explosive, athletic-4 owns the glass, quick-leaper attacks the rim and finishes through contact; mobile in uptempo; versatile defender; a double-double producer; the most athletic front-court prospect in the class of 2018. (Olson)

Nike Nationals-July 2017: Physical, ultra-athletic interior performer delivers in paint, makes plays through contact; quick-leaper, pounds glass; superb body control to rim; mismatch producer; an elite front court prospect in the class of 2018. (Olson)

Nike Nationals-July 2016: Explosive interior prospect pounds glass, draws contact, finds the charity stripe; quick-leaper, tough to contain in key, elevates in lane with developing offensive game; defends, shot blocker, relentless on glass; defends numerous positions, superb in pressure. (Olson)

Boo Williams Invitational-April 2016: Athletic left-handed interior performer competes on glass, finishes in traffic, draws contact, finds the charity stripe; defends in pressure, superb in uptempo game; developing offensive game consistency. (Olson)c

Nike Tournament of Champions-December 2015: A double-double machine with consistent results; ultra-active on glass, defends in pressure with lateral quicks; rebounds out of area; mid-post attack yields results; developing faceup game consistency. (Olson)

Nike Nationals-July 2015: Explosively athletic, versatile perimeter threat; defends in pressure, reacts, attacks rim in transition; quick-leaper pounds glass; emerging perimeter game brings impact at next level; the premier power forward in the class of 2018. (Olson)

USA Trials-May 2015: Ultra-athletic and versatile perimeter prospect attacks rim, finishes vs. contact; quick-leaper, superb in uptempo, pressure style game; cleans glass, out-quicks bigger defenders in paint; emerging perimeter game consistency completes overall game. (Olson)

Norcal Pre-Summer-June 2014: Explosively athletic left-handed perimeter prospect; explosive leaper, attacks rim from elbow with body control, finishes plays; elevates on jumper to the arc; active defender out of area, converts in pressure; off-the-charts potential. (Olson)


member McDonald's All-American Team in 2018.

member USA 3 x 3 Team in 2017.

member USA U17 National Team in 2016.

member USA U16 National Team in 2015.

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