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Eastern Washington transfer Kim Aiken Jr. commits to Arizona

COLLEGE BASKETBALL: DEC 04 Eastern Washington at Washington Photo by Jesse Beals/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Kim Aiken Jr. will be an Arizona Wildcat after all.

The Eastern Washington transfer committed to the UA on Monday, his second time pledging to the school this offseason.

Aiken originally committed to Arizona in early April before reopening his recruitment when Arizona parted ways with former head coach Sean Miller later that month. Aiken then committed to Washington State on April 21 but that arrangement only lasted a few months, as he reopened his recruitment again on July 29 after being denied entrance to grad school.

Aiken will have two years of eligibility at Arizona and should be able to play immediately due to the new one-time transfer rule.

A 6-foot-7 forward, Aiken adds much-needed frontcourt depth to the Wildcats, joining a group that also contains Azuolas Tubelis, Christian Koloko and Oumar Ballo.

The Big Sky Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Aiken averaged 11.3 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 blocks per game at EWU this past season. Known for his versatility, he shot 43.8 percent from the field, 32 percent from 3 and 81.7 percent from the free throw line.