Aaron will return for Louisville

University of Louisville freshman Shaqquan Aaron, the subject of transfer rumors in recent days, will return for his sophomore season. Cardinal Authority confirmed the news with U of L coach Rick Pitino on Wednesday afternoon.

Shaqquan Aaron isn't going anywhere.

The University of Louisville freshman guard from Seattle had been the subject of transfer rumors since the season ended on Sunday afternoon.

But Aaron went through an individual workout on Wednesday with the rest of his returning teammates and coach Rick Pitino confirmed to Cardinal Authority that he would return.

"He never considered leaving," Pitino said in a text message. "He wants to get better and he loves it here."

On Monday in his season-ending wrap-up press conference, Pitino said he "didn't know" about the future of the 6-foot-7 Aaron.

"I don't know about that one," he said. "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."

Aaron played in 22 games as a freshman but averages just 7.8 minutes. He had to sit out the first nine games of the season because of an NCAA eligibility issue.

He finished with just 29 points on 11 of 43 from the field and scored 11 points in a win over Wake Forest in early January. He scored just one basket after Jan. 31.

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