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Aher Uguak Transfers to LUC

CHICAGO – Loyola University Chicago men’s basketball coach Porter Moser announced today that Aher Uguak (Edmonton, Canada/Harry Ainlay/New Mexico) has joined the team as a transfer from the University of New Mexico. Uguak, a 6-foot-7 forward, will have to sit out the 2017-18 season and will have three years of eligibility remaining.

Aher is ultra-athletic, long and skilled, and will be an inside-outside mismatch like Donte Ingram,” Moser said. “He possesses a 6-foot, 11-inch wingspan and I love his versatility both offensively and defensively. As a high school player in Canada, Aher won a pair of provincial championships and comes from a winning culture.”

Uguak will be trying out for the U-19 Canadian National Team this summer. In limited action at New Mexico in 2016-17, Uguak averaged 1.2 points and 0.7 rebounds per game in 19 appearances. Coming out of high school, he was rated as one of the best players in Western Canada and was the top prospect in Alberta.

Drew Valentine Joins Coaching Staff

Drew Valentine will join the Loyola University men’s basketball staff, head coach Porter Moser announced Friday.

Valentine, the brother of Chicago Bulls guard Denzel Valentine.

Drew is a winner and has played a key role with successful programs, helping Oakland to the NCAA Tournament as a player and then (as a graduate manager) with Michigan State’s run to the Final Four,” Moser said. “Drew is a high-energy individual and is a rising star in this profession.

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