July 24, 2006
Junior center Seth Gorney will represent the University of Iowa on the 2006 Big Ten Conference men’s basketball foreign tour. The Big Ten squad will be coached by Michigan’s Tommy Amaker. The tour will run from August 8-18 and, tentatively, includes a series of four games in Australia.
Gorney (7-0, 245) is a two-year letterman at Iowa. He appeared in 22 games a year ago, averaging 1.2 points and one rebound. He had a career-high 10 points against Maryland-Eastern Shore and a career-best six rebounds against Michigan State.
“This is a great opportunity for Seth to gain added experience,” said Iowa Coach Steve Alford. “Seth hasn’t played a lot of minutes the past two years, so this can be a bonus heading into next season. Not only the game experience in Australia, but he will be able to practice and work out against other Big Ten players for nearly two weeks.”
Along with Gorney, the 11-man squad includes Lester Abram and Jerret Smith of Michigan, Marcus Arnold from Illinois, Roderick Wilmont from Indiana, Travis Walton from Michigan State, Jonathan Williams from Minnesota, Tim Doyle from Northwestern, Ron Lewis from Ohio State, Michael Walker from Penn State and Gordon Watt from Purdue.