Men’s Basketball: Liberman becomes 4th transfer under Collins

Alex Putterman, Sports Editor

And there goes another one.

Walk-on center Aaron Liberman intends to transfer from Northwestern, the University announced Wednesday. Liberman is the fourth Wildcats player to transfer during coach Chris Collins’ yearlong tenure.

Liberman — known for being the first player in Big Ten history to wear a yarmulke on the court — redshirted his first year on campus, then played sparingly as a redshirt freshman. He played 10 games (but only nine minutes) in 2013-14, scoring his only collegiate basket Jan. 9 at Iowa.

The Los Angeles native, nicknamed “Jewish Dwight Howard” in high school, was a preferred walk-on at NU but couldn’t find playing time even in the Cats’ depleted frontcourt. His departure leaves sophomore Alex Olah as the team’s only true big man.

Liberman joins Mike Turner, Chier Ajou and Kale Abrahamson as players to have transferred in recent months. Ajou will attend Seton Hall, while none of the other transfers have announced their future plans.

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