B1G presence for University games tryouts

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Seven current Big Ten men's basketball players are among 29 playing vying for a shot to represent the United States at the World University Games, played July 7-16 in Kazan, Russia.

Along with current Iowa players Devyn Marble and Aaron White, five other Big Ten athletics are among the 29 players participating in the training camp from which will take place June 24-30 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Finalists will be announced midway through the camp and the 12-player roster will be released before the team leaves for Russia on July 1.

Big Ten players include Indiana's Yogi Ferrell and Will Sheehey, Michigan State's Adreian Payne, Purdue's A.J. Hammons and Minnesota's Andre Hollins.

Payne was a second-team all-Big Ten forward last year, while Marble, White and Hollins were tabbed as third-teamers. Sheehey earned the league's sixth-man award, while Hammons and Ferrell were tabbed to the all-freshman squad.

Other players with local connections include Creighton's Dough McDermott, who grew up in Ames, and Stanford's Chasson Randle, who was raised in Rock Island, Ill. Head coach is Davidson's Bob McKillop, who is assisted by South Carolina's Frank Martin and Michigan's John Beilein.

Here's the list of those trying out:

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.

Roy Devyn Marble    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.

Aaron White   C        6-8        218        2015           Iowa   Strongsville, Ohio

Kendall Williams   G        6-4        185        2014           New Mexico   Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

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