Lourdes University head men’s basketball coach Andre’ Smith
has announced that Aaron Ashley
will be transferring to the school this fall from Cuyahoga Community College, and will have two years of eligibility remaining to play with the Gray Wolves.
Ashley, a 6-3 shooting guard, led the Challengers in scoring as a sophomore, averaging 20.6 points per game. The Cleveland Heights, Ohio native shot 51.7% from the floor, including 52.3% (58-of-111) from three-point range for Cuyahoga CC while adding 7.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists per contest.
“Aaron is a player that will fill a big need for us and that is scoring,” Smith stated. “He was a 20-plus point scorer last year and shoot from the outside with great accuracy.”
Ashley scored in double figures in all but two of his 23 appearances in 2013-2014, tallying a season’s best 38 points in a loss at Owens Community College on Jan. 15. The Challengers’ team captain and Most Valuable Player, he earned Second Team All-Ohio Community College Athletic Conference honors. His three-point shooting accuracy ranked sixth nationally in NJCAA while his scoring average was 32nd
in the country.
Prior to Cuyahoga CC, Ashley spent two seasons at Bethany (W.Va
.), including one redshirt season. He was a four-year letterwinner at Cleveland Heights High School where he earned Second Team All-Lake Erie League honors as a senior. He helped the King James All-Stars AAU team to a national runner-up finish following his sophomore season before suffering a broken fibula and tibia early in his junior season.