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Report: Louisville freshman still not cleared by NCAA

Rick Pitino

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During Louisville’s exhibition win over Barry University there was an interesting tidbit that Cardinals freshman Shaqquan Aaron didn’t suit up for the game.

Pitino simply said of the 6-foot-7 freshman after the game, “I haven’t been happy with him in practice, but there’s more to it than that.”

But according to a story from Jeff Greer of the Courier-Journal, Aaron hasn’t been cleared yet by the NCAA. Pitino acknowledged this on his radio show and Louisville sports information director Kenny Klein confirmed it to Greer.

Pitino went on to tell the Courier-Journal that Aaron should be cleared soon.

Louisville could really use the four-star wing and his shooting ability in their rotation, as Wayne Blackshear has been injured and inconsistent during his time at the school and many of the team’s guards don’t have as good of natural size as Aaron.

Aaron was the No. 30 overall prospect in the 2014 class, according to Rivals, and should have an impact when he’s cleared by the NCAA.

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