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Shaqquan Aaron Leaving Louisville basketball program

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A second University of Louisville basketball player has decided to transfer, according to a source close to the program.

Shaqquan Aaron, a 6'7" guard who said last week that he planned to stay at Louisville, now apparently is on his way out. Aaron, a freshman, will join Anton Gill, a sophomore guard, on the Cardinals' transfer list.

Jody Demling of the Cardinal Authority website reported the news this morning. A source confirmed the news to WDRB this Wednesday afternoon.

Aaron played in 23 games with the Cardinals after becoming eligible in December. The NCAA mandated that he sit out of some early season games for impermissible benefits received by his parents during his high school career. He averaged 1.3 points and 0.7 rebounds per game. He reported to campus at a lower weight than the coaching staff would've liked — 170 pounds — and never got much stronger during the season.

During his season-end press conference, U of L coach Rick Pitino said of him, “

“I don't know about that one. Don't know. I haven't seen enough to like yet. It's a wait and see. He came in late. He's got a bad body. He's not thrilled with the weight room, just until the last month he got serious about it. He needs a makeover.”

During that press conference Pitino said that he would not be surprised by multiple transfers.

"I think a couple guys will transfer," Pitino said. "I'm not against that, what were there last year, three hundred-some transfers. Everybody can't play the minutes they want to play. 

"So expected it before the end of the season and they don't see themselves playing a whole lot next year. As a coach, you're for that; you want guys to play. Akoy (Agau, who left for Georgetown mid-season) wanted to play, fine with it, if the next one wants to play, fine with it. Some guys are okay playing 7-8 minutes a game, other guys want to play 27 minutes a game. So we understand that, it's part of what it's all about today."

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