Men's hoops' White earns conference honor

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 15, 2011 7:20 AM

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Iowa forward Aaron White was named the Big Ten's Co-Freshman of the Week on Monday, according to a release.

White, a 6-8, 225-pound forward from Strongsville, Ohio, pounded Chicago State for 19 points and 10 rebounds in the Hawkeyes' 96-53 season-opening win on Nov. 11. Both statistics were game-highs, and he posted those numbers in just 18 minutes coming off the bench.

The 19-year-old shot 50 percent from the field and was perfect in five attempts from the free-throw line.

White's 19 points are believed to be the most ever by a Hawkeye freshman in a season-opener. The performance was the first points-and-rebounds double-double by a freshman in a season-opener since Jess Settles posted 13 points and yanked down 11 boards in 1993.

White shared the honor with Indiana forward Cody Zeller, who finished a two-game stretch with 23 points, 15 rebounds, and 9 steals.

The freshman accolades are the first either program has ever won. The Big Ten first began awarding the honor during the 2010-11 season.

— by Seth Roberts

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