Iowa forward Aaron White was selected in the 2nd round of the NBA Draft with the #49 overall pick by the Washington Wizards. White will be joining a competitive Playoff team that is looking to take the next step over the next few seasons.
The 6'9", 230 pound forward definitely left his mark on the Iowa record books. He leaves Iowa ranked first in games played and free throws made, second in scoring, and third in rebounding. His rebounding abilities were recognized by his teammates and coaches, as White was awarded the team's Best Rebounder Award all four years. He is the only Hawkeye to ever lead Iowa in rebounding for four straight years.
White capped a stellar career by averaging 16.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game in 2014-15, and led the Big Ten with a 133.9 offensive rating. Because of this, White was a First Team All-Big Ten selection. At a postseason banquet, White was honored as the recipient of Iowa's Chris Street Award, awarded to "A Hawkeye player who best exemplifies the spirit, enthusiasm and intensity of Chris Street." Street was a former player who died in a car accident in 1993.
White received numerous other individual accolades while in college, including two Third Team All-Big Ten selections, and earned a spot on the 2012 Big Ten All-Freshman Team. He leaves the conference with 618 career made free throws, third all-time in the Big Ten and the highest total in over 50 years.
During White's time at Iowa, the Hawkeyes made two NCAA tournament appearances and two NIT appearances (including a NIT runner-up finish in 2013). White averaged 15.1 points and 7.2 rebounds across ten postseason games, leading his teams to a 6-4 record.
The summer after his sophomore year, White was selected to participate in the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia. Playing behind Doug McDermott, White helped Team USA to a 6-2 record.
White will now hope to take this success to the next level and begin what Iowa fans will certainly hope is a long and successful career.