Big news from USA as Aidan Harris Igiehon commits to Louisville
October 19, 2018
Ireland’s Aidan Harris Igiehon has made headlines across the USA this afternoon as he announced his commitment to the University of Louisville for next year.
Irish basketball fans across the country were anxiously refreshing their social media feeds from five o’clock this evening for the news, after the Irish NBA prospect revealed earlier this week that he would announce his number one choice from his top four colleges today - choices that also included St John’s, Oregon and Kentucky.
The Dublin Lions star, who is known Stateside as 'The Irish Hulk’ announced the news on a live stream from his high school, Lawrence Woodmere Academy today, where his mother was also linked in via Skype from Dublin.
Today’s news will see Aidan become the first Irish player to play in the ACC (Atlantic Coast Conference) and will play home games with the Louisville Cardinals in the famous KFC Yum Center which has a capacity of over 22,000.
The 6’10 player will be eligible for the NBA draft in 2020.
Speaking live at the announcement today Aidan stated: “When I first came to the United States, I didn’t imagine myself being here… This is a decision that will potentially change my life and my family’s life forever. Honestly speaking, this is the hardest decision I have ever made.”
Also speaking about the news, Aidan’s Dublin Lions coach Rob White said: “We are all delighted that Aidan is fortunate enough to have a selection of these great schools. Aidan hasn't stopped working since the day he joined Lions and went to the USA. He fully deserves this great moment and the many more to come. Dublin Lions are very proud and we look forward to watching him progress.”
Louisville has landed their 6th commitment in the 2019 class & 5th in the ESPN from big man Aidan Igiehon pic.twitter.com/ZZxdmuuBgz— Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) October 19, 2018
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