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CRAWFORD | Report: Shaqquan Aaron will transfer to USC

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Shaqquan Aaron, who left the University of Louisville after his freshman season, will transfer to USC, according to Evan Daniels of Scout.com.

Aaron also had considered Washington, Oregon and San Diego State, according to various media reports.

Aaron told Daniels he chose USC to play for coach Andy Enfield.

"First I want to thank Rick Pitino," Aaron told Scout.com. "I learned a lot from him and being a Hall of Fame coach and I want to thank him for the opportunity he gave me and the fans at Louisvlle, but I decided to go to USC and continue my college career there and bring USC back on the winning track."

He came to U of L with high expectations out of high school, as the 2014 state player of the year in Washington. He was ranked 30th in the nation by Rivals.com after leading Rainier Beach to a Class 3A title as a junior, averaging 17.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game.

But at Louisville, Aaron was slow out of the gate because of a nine-game suspension from the NCAA, which ruled that his parents had received improper benefits while he was in high school.

Once eligible, Aaron played in 23 games and started two. He averaged 1.3 points and 7.2 minutes in those appearances. But he played only sparingly down the stretch, and logged just seven minutes in the NCAA Tournament.

He'll have to sit out one season at USC per NCAA transfer rules, then will have three seasons of eligibility.

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