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Dillon Avare will play at Eastern Kentucky next season

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In his latest web site post, Rick Pitino has revealed that redshirt sophomore walk-on Dillon Avare will play at Eastern Kentucky on scholarship next season, and will be honored during U of L's senior night festivities.

Dillon Avare will be joining Damion and Trey. Dillon graduated in three years with a 3.99 GPA. Who is that one professor who gave him an A-? Rumor has it he was a UK grad! Dillon will receive a scholarship and play at Eastern Kentucky University next season. He is a wonderful young man and one of the team's favorite people. Thank you son for all of your selfless dedication. Good luck at EKU.

Avare has appeared in six games for Louisville this season, and scored all six of his points on a pair of 3-pointers against Hartford. He scored four points as a redshirt freshman in 2014-15, including a free-throw near the end of regulation in the Cardinals' Elite Eight loss to Michigan State.

Avare's father, Rick, has been Rick Pitino's friend and business partner since Pitino's time at the University of Kentucky. At Eastern Kentucky, the younger Avare will play for former U of L assistant Dan McHale.


May the odds be ever in your favor, Dillon.