Former Louisville big man Aidan Igiehon announced on social media Friday evening that he plans on spending the rest of his college career playing for Bryce Drew at Grand Canyon.
The Antelopes are coming off their first WAC tournament championship and first appearance in the NCAA tournament.
“Yes Lord, I have heard you and this is the path I will take.” I woke up this morning proclaiming this message. Let’s pick it up where you left off #4. To the city of Louisville, thank you for accepting some kid from Ireland with open arms. You will Forever be in my heart. pic.twitter.com/09D5ZNounJ— Aidan Harris Igiehon (@aidanigiehon) April 2, 2021
“The Irish Hulk” signed with U of L to much fanfare, but had a limited impact on the program during his two-year stay. Injuries played a part in that, as did the “shock factor” that is normal for young college big men who were able to rely on their superior size and athleticism to dominate at the high school level.
Igiehon appeared in just 18 games over his two seasons at Louisville, scoring a total of 26 points, grabbing 25 rebounds and blocking three shots. He appeared in each of the team’s first four games of the 2020-21 season, but hardly saw the court after that.
Originally from Clondalkin, west Dublin, Igiehon moved to the United States from Ireland in 2014 at the age of 13. He played high high school ball at Lawrence Woodmere Academy in New York, and was a top 40 recruit at the time of his commitment to U of L in October of 2018.
My sincerest apologies to Keonta Vernon, who has been demoted to my second-favorite ‘Lope of all-time. Best of luck to Aidan in Phoenix.