During Aaron’s NCAA amateurism certification for initial eligibility, it was determined that his family received extra benefits related to housing. He must sit out the first nine games — 30 percent of the season — and will have repayment and community service hours to fulfill his reinstatement.
A 6-7 freshman from Seattle, Wash., Aaron has missed the Cardinals’ first seven games and will remain on the bench for UofL’s game against Indiana in the Jimmy V Classic tonight and for Sunday’s home game against UNC Wilmington. He has continued to practice with the team while awaiting completion of the NCAA process.
A two-time first-team AP Class 3A all-state selection and the Washington State player of the year as a senior, Aaron averaged 19.7 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 7.5 assists last season in leading Rainier Beach High School to the Washington Class 3A state championship.