Feb 13, 2014; Stockton, CA, USA; Pacific Tigers forward Aaron Short (15) celebrates after scoring a basket against the Brigham Young Cougars during the first half at Alex G. Spanos Center. The Pacific Tigers defeated the Brigham Young Cougars 89-82. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Short to Transfer from the Pacific Tigers

According to Jagdip Dhillon, Aaron Short is leaving the University of the Pacific.

The article stated that it was a mutual parting of ways, which were the words of Tigers Head Coach Ron Verlin.

Looking deeper into the article, it is clear there were some off-court issues that led to Shorts Transfer:

Verlin said he had no issues with his on-court performance, but he wanted a greater commitment from Short regarding always being on time and not missing class as a senior and he didn’t get it.

Short was supposed to be a key contributor on the wing for the Tigers this season. The 6-foot-3 Short averaged 4.7 points and 3.4 rebounds in the 2012-2013 season while coming off the bench. Short showed great promise at times last season, and many expected that Short would have a breakout senior season with more playing time.

Unfortunately, Short is gone and only one senior remains on the Pacific roster: Gabriel Aguirre.

A scholarship now opens up with Shorts departure, meaning that Pacific will bring in nine newcomers if it decides to fill it.

Filling in for Short on the wing will likely be one of the guards. Raymond Bowles, who redshirted last season, posseses the best size out of the group at 6-foot-5. A freshman such as D.J. Ursery or Kaleb Warner could be blessed with an opportunity to take on a big role with the void left by Short.

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