Marble, White to Attend World University Games Training Camp

June 3, 2013

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Roy Devyn Marble and junior Aaron White are two of 29 of the nation’s top collegians that will attend the 2013 USA Basketball Men’s World University Games Team Training Camp.

The training camp, which will be held June 24-30 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., will be used to select the squad that will represent the USA in Kasan, Russia, on July 6-17.

“The committee has assembled one of the strongest World University Games training camp rosters USA Basketball has ever had,” said Jim Boeheim, head coach at Syracuse University and chair of the USA Men’s Junior National Team Committee. “It includes some of the top players in college basketball, several of whom have international experience. Selecting the players for the final roster is going to be a real challenge.”

Marble (6-foot-6, 194) earned third team All-Big Ten, NIT All-Tournament and Cancun Challenge All-Tournament laurels this past season. The team co-captain became the first Hawkeye to amass 1,100+ points, 350+ rebounds and 275+ assists as a junior. Marble was the team’s leading scorer (15.0) and also paced the team in assists (3.0), free throw percentage (.810), and 3-pointers (49-of-150). The native of Southfield, Mich., averaged 20.6 points, 2.4 steals and four rebounds in five NIT games. Marble was one of only three Big Ten players (Michigan’s Trey Burke and D.J. Newbill of Penn State) to average 15 points and three assists this year.

“I’m honored and excited to have this opportunity,” said Marble. “To be able to play alongside some of the country’s best young players will be fun and challenging. Having Aaron (White) there too will be a great experience.”

White (6-8, 218) was recognized on the All-Big Ten third team and Cancun Challenge All-Tournament squad. The Strongsville, Ohio, native ranked first in team rebounding (6.2), to become the first Hawkeye to lead the team in rebounding as a freshman and sophomore since Michael Payne in 1981-82. White started 38 games, sharing the school record for most starts in a season. He ranked second on the team in scoring (12.8) and steals (41). White made (193) and attempted (258) the most free throws of any sophomore in school history. White finished his sophomore campaign with 877 career points, 123 shy of 1,000.

“I’m excited about going to the training camp,” said White. “This is a tremendous honor and opportunity for me and Devyn. We’re going to work hard, play our game, and hopefully get selected to represent the U.S. overseas next month.”

Davidson College’s Bob McKillop will lead the USA, with assistant coaches John Beilein of the University of Michigan and the University of South Carolina’s Frank Martin. Additionally, Tad Boyle of the University of Colorado, Jim Kessler of Grace College (NAIA) and Matt Matheny from Elon University were tabbed as court coaches for training camp.

The 30 players represent 23 schools and feature teammates from Duke (Quinn Cook and Rodney Hood), Indiana (Yogi Ferrell and Will Sheehy), Iowa (Marble and White), New Mexico (Alex Kirk and Kendall Williams), Notre Dame (Eric Atkins and Jerian Grant) and Stanford (Josh Huestis and Chasson Randle).

The Big East has six schools with players expected to compete at training camp; five schools from the Big Ten list on the roster; the Atlantic Coast is represented by three schools; the Big 12, Mountain West and Pac-12 each feature two schools participating in training camp; and represented by one school apiece are the Atlantic-10, Missouri Valley and West Coast conferences.

World University Games The United States has claimed 19 medals in the World University Games since beginning play in 1965, and has captured a record 13 golds, three silvers and three bronze medals in the 20 WUGs in which a USA Basketball men’s squad has competed. The USA men own a stellar 138-9 record in WUGs play, and the U.S. captured six of the first seven gold medals awarded in the WUGs basketball competition, including six consecutive gold medals from 1989 through 1999. In 2001 the USA fell to host China, which featured half of its 2000 Olympic team, including Yao Ming, Menk Bateer and Wang ZhiZhi, by a single point in the semifinal and finished with the bronze. The USA again captured the gold medal in 2005 and most recently, finished in fifth place with a 7-1 record after falling to Lithuania 76-74 in the 2011 quarterfinals.

Eighteen players who have represented the USA in the WUGs have gone on to compete in the Olympic Games, including Ray Allen (1995), Stacey Augmon (1989), Charles Barkley (1983), Larry Bird (1977), Bill Bradley (1965), Quinn Buckner (1973), Tom Burleson (1973), Ken Davis (1970), Tim Duncan (1995), Phil Hubbard (1977), Allen Iverson (1995), Mitch Kupchak (1973), Karl Malone (1983), Michael Redd (1999), Mitch Richmond (1987), Michael Silliman (1967), Steve Smith (1989) and Jo Jo White (1967).

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

Roy Devyn MarbleAaron White

Eric Atkins G 6-2 182 2014 Notre Dame Columbia, Md.
Markel Brown G 6-3 190 2014 Oklahoma State Alexandria, La.
Deonte Burton G 6-1 190 2014 Nevada Los Angeles, Calif.
Quinn Cook G 6-1 175 2015 Duke Washington, D.C.
Bryce Cotton G 6-1 165 2014 Providence Tucson, Ariz.
Spencer Dinwiddie G 6-6 200 2015 Colorado Woodland Hills, Calif.
CJ Fair F 6-8 215 2014 Syracuse Baltimore, Md.
Yogi Ferrell G 6-0 178 2016 Indiana Indianapolis
Davante Gardner C 6-8 290 2014 Marquette Suffolk, Va.
Treveon Graham F 6-5 215 2015 Virginia Commonwealth Washington, D.C.
Jerian Grant G 6-5 202 2014 Notre Dame Bowie, Md.
PJ Hairston F 6-5 220 2015 North Carolina Greensboro, N.C.
AJ Hammons C 7-0 280 2016 Purdue Gary, Ind.
Luke Hancock F 6-6 200 2014 Louisville Roanoke, Va.
Joe Harris G 6-6 211 2014 Virginia Chelan, Wash.
Tyler Haws G 6-5 200 2015 BYU Alpine, Utah
Andre Hollins G 6-1 200 2015 Minnesota Memphis, Tenn.
Rodney Hood F 6-8 210 2015 Duke Meridian, Miss.
Josh Huestis F 6-7 230 2014 Stanford Great Falls, Mont.
Cory Jefferson C 6-9 210 2015 Baylor Killeen, Texas
Sean Kilpatrick G 6-4 221 2014 Cincinnati Yonkers, N.Y.
Alex Kirk C 7-0 250 2015 New Mexico Los Alamos, N.M.
F 6-6 194 2014 Iowa Southfield, Mich.
Doug McDermott F 6-8 225 2014 Creighton Ames, Iowa
Adreian Payne F 6-10 240 2014 Michigan State Dayton, Ohio
Chasson Randle G 6-1 180 2015 Stanford Rock Island, Ill.
Will Sheehey F 6-7 200 2014 Indiana Stuart, Fla.
C 6-8 218 2015 Iowa Strongsville, Ohio
Kendall Williams G 6-4 185 2014 New Mexico Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
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