Iowa’s Aaron White invited to Durant skills camp

Hawkeye senior recognized as one of the nation’s top wing players

Scott Dochterman, The Gazette
Published: June 10 2014 | 7:08 pm - Updated: 10 June 2014 | 8:54 pm in Basketball, Doc's Office by Scott Dochterman, Sports, University of Iowa,

IOWA CITY — Iowa senior forward Aaron White was selected to participate in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball Kevin Durant Skills Academy in Washington, D.C., on June 27-29.

White, who stands 6-foot-9, is recognized as one of the top 20 wing players in college basketball. He joins incoming Iowa State guard Bryce Dejean-Jones — a UNLV transfer — at the camp. White announced the invitation Tuesday night on Twitter.

White is a two-time, third-team All-Big Ten selection. He was the nation’s only player to shoot better than 55 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free-throw line. He was the only Big Ten player to average 13 points and seven rebounds in conference play this year.

White ranks 18th in Iowa scoring with 1,301 career points. He’s one of only four Iowa players (Roy Marble, Ronnie Lester, Jess Settles) to reach 1,300 points before their senior seasons. If White matches his annual average of 433 points, he’ll move into fourth in all-time scoring. White needs 479 points to move into second. He totaled 488 points as a sophomore.

White led the Big Ten in field-goal percentage (58.4), was fifth in rebounding (6.7), ninth in free-throw percentage (80.7) and 16th in scoring (12.8). He’s likely to set Iowa’s career free-throw record. He has 423 free throws, and Roy Marble holds the record with 516.

White is the fifth player since 1960 to lead Iowa in rebounding in three consecutive seasons. His 17 rebounds against Iowa State were the most in a game by an Iowa player since Greg Brunner had 23 in 2006. No Iowa player has led the team in rebounding four straight years.

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