B1G presence for University games tryouts
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, OhioKendall Williams G 6-4 185 2014 New Mexico Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.