Two Iowa Basketball players invited to World University Games camp

Devyn Marble, Aaron White, Anthony James

The 27th Summer Universiade, otherwise known as the World University Games, will be held in Kazan, Russia from July 6-17 2013. Basketball is a popular event at these games and the United States should be represented by a plethora of young talented collegiate stars. Team USA’s head coach for the World University Games is Davidson’s Bob McKillop. 29 of the nation’s top  players were invited to the World University Games training camp in Colorado Springs, CO to compete for a spot on McKillop’s roster between June 24-30. Iowa Basketball’s Devyn Marble and Aaron White will amongst the 29 players competing for a roster spot.

Marble was Iowa’s top player last season and he’s expected to be one of the best players in the Big Ten next year. The Southfield, MI native averaged 15 points 4 rebounds and 3 assists per game during his junior season. The Hawkeye senior was named to the third team All-Big Ten and was an All-NIT Tournament performer. He had an up-and-down Big Ten season but Iowa’s co-captain took his play to another level in the NIT by posting 20.6 points per game. Marble is versatile enough to play the point, shooting guard, or a wing position, which will likely increase his chances of making USA’s World University Games roster.

White is another one of Iowa Basketball’s gifted offensive players. The 6-8 stretch forward is a matchup nightmare due to his length and athleticism. The Hawkeye junior has the ability to run the break and throw down highlight real dunks, while being a more than capable outside shooter. White averaged 12.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per game while shooting 46.8% from the field. The Strongsville, Ohio native was selected to third team All-Big Ten alongside Marble. He’s listed as a center on the 29 player training camp roster even though he usually plays the four. White does have experience playing down low as he sparingly    played center for the Hawkeyes during his freshman and sophomore campaigns.

Having two players try out for the World University Games is a big deal for head coach Fran McCaffery’s program. The rebuilding process seems to be taking another step forward now that Iowa Basketball has two of the country’s top 30 players. There will be high expectations in Iowa City for the first time in what feels like ages. McCaffery and his players have done a great job of bringing the Iowa Basketball program back from the dark days of having Todd Lickliter at the helm, where talent was so hard to come that Lickliter started his son at point guard.

 

Here’s a list of the World University Games training camp roster:

2013 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team Training Camp Roster

NAME

POS

HGT

WGT

DOB

YOG

SCHOOL HOMETOWN
Eric Atkins

G

6-2

182

12/14/91

2014

Notre Dame Columbia, MD
Markel Brown

G

6-3

190

01/29/92

2014

Oklahoma State Alexandria, LA
Deonte Burton

G

6-1

190

07/26/91

2014

Nevada Los Angeles, CA
Quinn Cook

G

6-1

175

03/23/93

2015

Duke Washington, DC
Bryce Cotton

G

6-1

165

08/11/92

2014

Providence Tucson, AZ
Spencer Dinwiddie

G

6-6

200

04/06/93

2015

Colorado Woodland Hills, CA
C.J. Fair

F

6-8

215

09/13/91

2014

Syracuse Baltimore, MD
Yogi Ferrell

G

6-0

178

05/09/93

2016

Indiana Indianapolis, IN
Davante Gardner

C

6-8

290

09/02/91

2014

Marquette Suffolk, VA
Treveon Graham

F

6-5

215

10/28/93

2015

Virginia Commonwealth Temple Hills, Md.
Jerian Grant

G

6-5

202

10/09/92

2014

Notre Dame Bowie, MD
P.J. Hairston

F

6-5

220

12/24/92

2015

North Carolina Greensboro, NC
A.J. Hammons

C

7-0

280

08/27/92

2016

Purdue Gary, IN
Luke Hancock

F

6-6

200

01/30/90

2014

Louisville Roanoke, VA
Joe Harris

G

6-6

211

09/06/91

2014

Virginia Chelan, WA
Tyler Haws

G

6-5

200

04/11/91

2015

BYU Alpine, UT
Andre Hollins

G

6-1

200

12/10/92

2015

Minnesota Memphis, TN
Rodney Hood

F

6-8

210

10/20/92

2015

Duke Meridian, MS
Josh Huestis

F

6-7

230

12/19/91

2014

Stanford Great Falls, MT
Cory Jefferson

C

6-9

210

12/26/90

2013

Baylor Killeen, TX
Sean Kilpatrick

G

6-4

221

01/06/90

2014

Cincinnati Yonkers, NY
Alex Kirk

C

7-0

250

11/14/91

2015

New Mexico Los Alamos, NM
Devyn Marble

F

6-6

194

09/21/92

2014

Iowa Southfield, MI
Doug McDermott

F

6-8

225

01/03/92

2014

Creighton Ames, IA
Adreian Payne

F

6-10

240

02/19/91

2014

Michigan State Dayton, OH
Chasson Randle

G

6-1

180

02/05/93

2015

Stanford Rock Island, IL
Will Sheehey

F

6-7

200

01/16/92

2014

Indiana Stuart, FL
Aaron White

C

6-8

218

09/10/92

2015

Iowa Strongsville, OH
Kendall Williams

G

6-4

185

07/03/91

2014

New Mexico Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Head Coach: Bob McKillop, Davidson College
Assistant Coach: John Beilein, University of Michigan
Assistant Coach: Frank Martin, University of South Carolina
Court Coach: Tad Boyle, University of Colorado
Court Coach: Jim Kessler, Grace College (NAIA)
Court Coach: Matt Matheny, Elon University
Athletic Trainer: Ray Beltz, Davidson College

 

 

 

 

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