White Makes First Cut For World University Games


By KCRG Sports

Incoming Iowa junior Aaron White was named one of 16 finalists for the U.S.A. World Men’s World University Games roster.

Tryouts continue for the 12-member squad through June 30. The team leaves for Kazan, Russia on July 1 with competition held July 7-16. Iowa guard Devyn Marble, who also tried out for the team, was not named a finalist.

White, a 6-foot-8 forward, was named third-team all-Big Ten and led Iowa in rebounding (6.2), the first Hawkeye to lead the team in rebounding as a freshman and sophomore since Michael Payne in 1981-82. He ranked second on the team in scoring (12.8) and steals (41). White made (193) and attempted (258) the most free throws of any sophomore in Iowahistory. In two seasons, White has scored 877 career points.

Four Big Ten players are listed as finalists: White, Adreian Payne (Michigan State), Yogi Ferrell (Indiana) and Will Sheehey (Indiana). Marble, Andre Hollins (Minnesota) and A.J. Hammons (Purdue) were not selected as finalists.

Other finalists include: Spencer Dinwiddie (Colorado); Davante Gardner (Marquette); Treveon Graham (Virginia Commonwealth); Jerian Grant(Notre Dame); Luke Hancock (Louisville); Tyler Haws (BYU); Rodney Hood (Duke); Cory Jefferson (Baylor); Sean Kilpatrick (Cincinnati); Alex Kirk (New Mexico); Doug McDermott (Creighton); Chasson Randle (Stanford).

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