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White makes USA roster for World University Games

Posted on 29. Jun, 2013 by in Iowa Basketball

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By Brendan Stiles

HawkeyeDrive.com

Iowa junior forward Aaron White learned Saturday morning that he will be representing Team USA at the World University Games starting next week in Russia. White was one of two Hawkeye players (the other being senior guard Devyn Marble) who traveled to Colorado Springs, Colo., earlier this week to take part in Team USA’s training camp.

According to a release sent out by USA Basketball, White is one of four Big Ten players on this year’s roster as he’ll join the Indiana duo of Yogi Ferrell and Will Sheehey and Michigan State’s Adreian Payne in Russia as well. Three other notable names making the team are Creighton’s Doug McDermott (an Iowa native), Baylor’s Cory Jefferson (who Iowa played against in the NIT Championship last April) and Louisville’s Luke Hancock, who was named the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player following last season’s NCAA Tournament.

Team USA leaves for Kazan, Russia on July 1 and will spend the first few days there practicing and conducting scrimmages. It will play five group games between July 7-12, with the first of those coming July 7 against the United Arab Emirates.

Following a game against the Czech Republic on July 8, it will take a day off then play three straight days against Sweden, Australia and Canada respectively. The quarterfinals take place July 14, followed by the semifinals July 15 and gold medal game July 16.

This will be the first of two European trips for White this summer. Iowa will travel to both England and France to play exhibition games next August as part of its Europe trip it’s allowed to conduct every four years.

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