On April 23, ABA alumnus Aher Uguak announced that he will return to play his final season of eligibility for the Loyola University Chicago Ramblers in 2021-22, taking advantage of the NCAA rule that affords student-athletes on 2020-21 rosters with an extra season of eligibility.
The senior forward had a breakout season in 2020-21, contributing 7.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.2 apg and 0.9 spg, while connecting on 61.9 percent (86-for-139) of his field goal attempts. He was named to the All-MVC Third Team, MVC Most Improved Team, and MVC All-Defensive Team for 2020-21.
Uguak’s efforts helped Loyola to a 26-5 overall record in 2020-21. The Ramblers reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament and were ranked No. 12 in the final Coaches Top 25 Poll.
The Edmonton product spent three years as part Alberta Basketball’s provincial program, suiting up for Team Alberta 15U in 2012 and 2013, and 17U in 2014. He attended Harry Ainlay from Grade 10 to 12, and helped the Titans win the ASAA 4A championship in all three of his seasons, 2013-14, 14-15, and 15-16.
Uguak played his freshman NCAA season at New Mexico University in 2016-17 before transferring to Loyola.