The USC basketball program has been in quite a slump over the past few years. The Trojans finished last in the PAC-12 in consecutive seasons and have not appeared in the NCAA Tournament since 2011.
However, head coach Andy Enfield and his staff have done a great job of recruiting and are slowly turning the program around. Last season they landed top the prospects in Elijah Stewart and Jordan McLaughlin. This year, Enfield has already landed two four star recruits in forward Bennie Boatwright and Chimezie Metu.
The Trojans received even better new on Tuesday morning. According to Evan Daniels of Scout.com, former Lousville wing Shaqquan Aaron will transfer to USC.
Shaqquan Aaron will transfer to USC, per a source. Played at Louisville last season. He will sit out a year and then have three to play.
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) May 26, 2015
Aaron was a top recruit during his time at Rainier Beach high school. Rivals ranked Aaron 30th in the nation after winning a state title with averages of 17 points and 8 rebounds.
Despite the high expectations, Aaron struggled during his only year at Louisville. He was forced to sit out the first nine games of the season due to his parents receiving improper benefits. After becoming elegible, Aaron struggled to break head coach Rick Pitino's rotation, culminating with Aaron playing just seven minutes in the Cardinals deep NCAA Tournament run.
Due to NCAA rules, Aaron will be forced to sit out a year before playing, after which, he will have three years of eligibility left. Standing at 6-foot-7 with tremendous athleticism, Aaron figures to become a key part of Enfield's run and gun offense, as well as helping immensely on the defensive side of the ball.