Aaron White (basketball)

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Aaron White
Aaron White.JPG
White (in front) for Bonn in 2015
No. 30 – Žalgiris Kaunas
Position Power forward
League LKL
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1992-09-10) September 10, 1992 (age 25)
Strongsville, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school Strongsville (Strongsville, Ohio)
College Iowa (2011–2015)
NBA draft 2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 49th overall
Selected by the Washington Wizards
Playing career 2015–present
Career history
2015–2016 Telekom Baskets Bonn
2016–2017 Zenit Saint Petersburg
2017–present Žalgiris Kaunas
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Big Ten (2015)
  • Third-team All-Big Ten – Media (2013)
  • Big Ten All-Freshman team (2012)

Aaron White (born September 10, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for Žalgiris Kaunas. He played college basketball for the University of Iowa.[1]

College career

At the conclusion of his junior season, White was named to the Third Team All-Big Ten.[2] He scored 26 points in Iowa's 83-52 win over Davidson in the Round of 64 of the 2015 NCAA Tournament.[3] As a senior, he earned first-team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches and media.[4][5]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Aaron White
SF
Strongsville, Ohio Strongsville High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Mar 9, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "ESPN- Iowa Hawkeyes Men's Basketball Recruiting". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  • "2012 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 

Professional career

On June 25, 2015, White was selected with the 49th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Washington Wizards.[6] He later joined the Wizards for the 2015 NBA Summer League[7] where he averaged 3.0 points and 3.7 rebounds in six games.[8] On July 26, 2015, he signed a one-year deal with Telekom Baskets Bonn of the Basketball Bundesliga. In June 2016, his contract expired and he left the team in pursuit of an NBA contract with the team that drafted him the year prior, the Washington Wizards.[9][10]

For the 2016–17 season, White signed with Zenit Saint Petersburg of the VTB United League and EuroCup.[11]

On June 13, 2017, White signed with Žalgiris Kaunas of the LKL and the EuroLeague.[12]

References

  1. ^ "Iowa's Aaron White Earns Third Big Ten Freshman Award". KCRG.com. Archived from the original on December 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Big Ten Announces 2014 Men's Basketball Postseason Honors: Michigan's Stauskas named Big Ten Player of the Year". BigTen.org. CBS Interactive. March 10, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ Beller, Michael (March 20, 2015). "Aaron White pushes Iowa past Davidson in dominating performance". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Wisconsin's Kaminksy named Big Ten Player of the Year". BigTen.org. CBS Interactive. 2015-03-09. Retrieved 2015-03-10. 
  5. ^ "2014-15 All-Big Ten Men’s Basketball Team" (PDF). CSTV.com. 2015-03-09. Retrieved 2015-03-10. 
  6. ^ "WIZARDS ACQUIRE KELLY OUBRE JR. IN 2015 NBA DRAFT". MonumentalNetwork.com. June 25, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 
  7. ^ Castillo, Jorge (July 17, 2015). "Aaron White confirms he will ‘probably’ play overseas next season". Washington Post. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  8. ^ "2015 Summer League Player Profile". NBA.com. Retrieved July 22, 2015. 
  9. ^ "NBA-Draftee für die Telekom Baskets: Aaron White der neue Starter als großer Flügel". telekom-baskets-bonn.de (in German). Telekom Baskets Bonn. July 26, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Team 2015/2016 – Aaron White" (in German). Telekom Baskets Bonn. Retrieved January 30, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Zenit brings in big man White". Eurocup. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 
  12. ^ Zalgiris Kaunas agreed to terms with Aaron White to replace Brock Motum

External links

  • Iowa Hawkeyes bio
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