Northwestern will honor Aaron Falzon on Senior Day before Saturday’s game against Purdue, an athletics department spokesman confirmed to Inside NU.
An academic senior, Falzon is set to graduate this year. Eligibility-wise, Falzon is a junior after receiving a medical redshirt for the 2016-2017 season, when his season was cut short after just three games due to a knee injury that required surgery. The program says honoring Falzon Saturday is not an indication of his future at Northwestern.
After a loss to Minnesota last Thursday, head coach Chris Collins included Falzon as part of the senior class, in response to a question about the his mindset looking ahead. Here’s the full quote:
“Well, right now, I’m not thinking about the future, I’m thinking about this team because it’s a disservice to that senior class, so I’ll think about the future when we’re told we don’t have any games and we have to turn the page. Right now, all my energy, all my emotion right now is do my very best for Dererk Pardon, Vic Law, Aaron Falzon, Jordan Ash, Ryan Taylor, Charlie Hall.
Hall, a walk-on, is also listed as a redshirt junior on the team’s roster.
Falzon, a native of Newton, Mass., came to Evanston as a four-star recruit, starting 29 games and averaging 8.4 points per game as a freshman. In redshirt-sophomore season in 2017-2018, Falzon battled injuries again, starting 10 games and averaging 5.5 points per contest. This season, Falzon missed the start of the season with ankle injury, but worked his way back into the lineup after a 21-point outburst to help Northwestern beat Indiana Jan. 22.
Northwestern is set to tip off against No. 11 Purdue at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Senior Day ceremonies are schedule to commence at approximately 1:10 p.m.