Aaron Liberman to transfer from Northwestern

Walk-on Aaron Liberman will transfer from Northwestern.

At one home game this season, Northwestern forward Aaron Liberman had the cheering section to himself. Three wayward fans tried to sit atop press row and then went down near the floor to chant his name.

An icon, but not a standout, the walk-on and Los Angeles native opted to transfer—a move announced Wednesday by the NU basketball Twitter account.

After becoming the first player in Big Ten history to wear a yarmulke during a game, he will look to become known for his basketball pursuits instead.

Because Liberman is a walk-on, this does not affect the scholarship equation. Still, it's remarkable to think how quickly Chris Collins turned over his roster.

Now, there are six active players and five incoming freshmen. If the staff lands a transfer—which is very likely—more than half of next year's team will be brand new.

Liberman becomes NU's fourth transfer in seven months. He joins Mike Turner, Chier Ajou and Kale Abrahamson, all of whom are departing. While Ajou quickly landed at Seton Hall, with former Wildcats assistant Fred Hill, the other three are still looking for homes.

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