A day after Louisville announced the addition of Cleveland State transfer Trey Lewis to play point guard, news broke that Small Forward Shaqquan Aaron will be transferring out. Aaron, from Seattle, was held out of games early in 2014-15 due to an eligibility issue. Once cleared, Aaron was behind the 8-ball and saw limited action this past year.
Louisville now has 2 scholarships available and is actively recruiting a myriad of players with the top priorities seeming to be Drexel transfer Damion Lee (also a Small Forward), Ft. Lauderadale Small Forward Maverick Rowan, and Mychal Mulder of Vincennes Univ.
Rick Pitino said in his season closing interview about Shaqquan Aaron that “He Needed A Makeover”, and added that Aaron wasn’t thrilled with the weight room. It was speculated that Shaqquan would remain with the Cards and fight for a spot over incoming freshman Deng Adel, however, Aaron will be moving on from the University of Louisville.
We wish Shaqquan the very best.
Statement from UofL
University of Louisville freshman guard/forward Shaqquan Aaron will leave the Cardinals’ program at the conclusion of the spring semester.
“We are in total agreement with Shaqquan transferring and we wish him the best,” said UofL Coach Rick Pitino.
Aaron averaged 1.3 points and 0.7 rebounds in 23 games as a freshman. He totaled a season-best 11 points and five rebounds at Wake Forest on Jan. 4, but scored 15 points for the remainder of the season. He had to sit out the Cardinals’ first nine games of the season due to an NCAA eligibility issue.
The 6-7 wing from Seattle, Wash., led Rainier Beach High School to the 2014 Washington Class 3A state championship. A two-time first-team AP Class 3A all-state selection and the state player of the year as a senior, he was ranked among the nation’s top 35 high school prospects by most media outlets.