After a pair of losses in New York City, the Hawkeyes got back on the winning track Monday night by defeating a pesky Pepperdine team. Mike Gesell played his best game of the season scoring 15 points. Gesell, Aaron White, and Jarrod Uthoff talk about the win over the Waves and what they learned...[details]
2013 (Junior): Third team All-Big Ten selection... earned the team's Best Rebounder Award for the third straight season. 2012-13 -- Started all 33 games... ranked first in team rebounding (6.7), second in scoring (12.8), and third in steals (32) and assists (60)... only player in the nation shooting better than 58% from the field and 80% from the free throw line... only Big Ten player to average 13+ points and 7+ rebounds during conference play... netted career point No. 1,000 in his 82nd game against Notre Dame on Dec. 3... scored in double figures 22 times... shared team lead with four double-doubles; ninth most among Big Ten players... ranked first in the Big Ten in field goal percentage (.584); sixth in rebounding (6.7); ninth in free throw percentage (.807); and 17th in scoring (12.8)... played 30+ minutes nine of the last 11 games... tallied 20+ points in back-to-back games (Nebraska-Omaha and UMES)... averaged 12 points & 4.3 boards at Battle 4 Atlantis... scored a game-high 17 points and grabbed four boards in win over UTEP... amassed 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in win over Notre Dame, becoming the first Hawkeye to post those numbers in a game since Jake Kelly in the 2008-09 season... first Hawkeye in 10 years to amass 25 points and 17 rebounds in a single-game when he accomplished the feat at #16 Iowa State... had 13 points, seven rebounds and two steals in win over Nebraska... posted 12 points and cleared eight boards at #4 Wisconsin... tallied 18 points, bolstered by 10-of-10 shooting from the free throw line, and snagged 10 boards in home win over Northwestern... scored 19 points and grabbed six rebounds in road win at #3 Ohio State... netted all 18 of his points in the second half in home win over Minnesota... scored 16 of his 17 points in the second half, including a stretch of 14-straight points, to go along with team bests in rebounds (7), steals (2) and assists (4) at #21 Michigan... led team in rebounding (7) and scored eight of his 10 points at the free throw line in home game vs. #6 Michigan State... tallied 14 points, corralled six rebounds, and dished out two assists in win at Illinois... led team in rebounding (7) vs. #25 Ohio State... collected 11 points, eight rebounds and two steals in home win over #10 Michigan... registered 14 points and seven rebounds in road win at Penn State... had 21 points (8-11 FGs, 4-4 FTs), nine rebounds and three steals at Minnesota... netted 19 points (6-8 FGs, 7-10 FTs) and controlled a game-high nine rebounds at Indiana... scored 15 points and cleared a team-high 10 boards in win over Purdue... posted team highs in scoring (12), rebounding (8), and blocked shots (2) in home game vs. Illinois... had seven points and seven rebounds vs. Tennessee in NCAA Tournament first round... letterwinner.
2012 (Sophomore): Competed for Team USA at the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia... White averaged 6.1 points and 3.6 rebounds in eight games as a reserve for Team USA... first Hawkeye since Greg Brunner in 2005 to be named to a USA World University Games roster... enters his junior season needing 123 points for 1,000 career points... started 38 games as a sophomore, sharing the school record with teammate Adam Woodbury for the most starts in a single-season... netted double figures 45 career times... scored 20+ points six career times... eight career double-doubles... ranked sixth in a season for a Hawkeye sophomore in scoring (488), fourth in rebounds (234), and eighth in steals (41)... made (103) and attempted (258) the most free throws by a Hawkeye sophomore in school history... his 199 rebounds are the fourth most by an Iowa freshman, while his 389 points rank fifth best by a Hawkeye rookie... ESPN.com named White the 15th-best freshman in the country, the third best in the Big Ten in 2012... his 13 rebounds against Indiana State (March 20, 2013) are the most ever by a Hawkeye in an NIT game... became the first Hawkeye freshman, since Dick Ives in 1943, to score 19 points in a season opener when he posted 19 points and 10 rebounds in win over Chicago State on Nov. 11, 2011... Third team All-Big Ten selection... third team all-conference honoree by College Sports Madness... Cancun Challenge All-Tournament Team... earned the team's Best Rebounder Award for the second straight season... Started a school-record 38 games... led team in scoring 15 times and rebounding a team-best 13 times... ranked sixth in a season for a Hawkeye sophomore in scoring (488), fourth in rebounds (234), and eighth in steals (41)... led team in rebounding (6.2); free throws made (193); free throws attempted (258); and ranked second in scoring (12.8) and steals (41)... made (103) and attempted (258) the most free throws by a Hawkeye sophomore in school history... Iowa was 10-1 when White scores 16 points or more... posted four double-doubles this season (Western Kentucky, Virginia Tech, Nebraska, Indiana State)... one of only four Big Ten players to average at least 12.8 points and 6.2 rebounds (Zeller and Oladipo of Indiana and Thomas of Ohio State)... scored in double figures in 27-of-38 games... ranked 35th in the nation, second in the Big Ten, in FT attempts (6.79)... tied the Cancun Challenge record for most free throws made (28) in the four-game tournament... scored 16 points, grabbed a game-high eight rebounds and went 10-of-11 at the line against Howard... posted a double-double vs. Gardner-Webb with 13 points and 10 rebounds, both of which were team highs... posted a double-double at Virginia Tech with 21 points and 10 rebounds, both of which were team highs... netted 21 points to go along with six boards in win over South Dakota... tallied 18 points and seven rebounds in win over Iowa State... grabbed a game-high nine boards in win over UNI... poured in 20 points, 12 points via six dunks, in only 21 minutes of action in victory over Coppin State... scored a game-high 17 points, bolstered by four dunks, and also had six boards in win at Northwestern... netted 13 of his 17 points at the free throw line, and cleared a team-high seven boards in a home win over Wisconsin... poured in a career-high 27 points, bolstered by 10-of-11 from the foul line at home vs. Penn State... scored 13 points, going 7-of-11 from the free throw line, and grabbed five rebounds in double-overtime game at Wisconsin... shared team-high scoring honors with 15 points in home win over Minnesota... netted 15 points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds at Nebraska... tied a personal best with four steals to go along with 14 points and seven boards at #1 Indiana... tallied seven points, five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a game-high three steals in win over Illinois... registered a team-high 19 points and had six boards in home victory over Nebraska... matched a career high with 13 rebounds and scored 11 points in NIT win over Indiana State... the 13 rebounds vs. Indiana State are the most ever by a Hawkeye in an NIT game... recorded 13 points and a game-high seven boards in NIT victory over Stony Brook... posted six points and five rebounds in NIT win at Virginia... tallied 10 points in NIT Semifinals win over Maryland, adding eight rebounds and two blocks... had 12 points and six boards in NIT championship vs. Baylor... letterwinner.
2011 (Freshman): Kyle Macy Freshman All-America honoree... named to the Big Ten Conference All-Freshman team and an all-conference honorable mention honoree by the media... three-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Nov. 14, Dec. 26 and Feb. 6)... Competed in all 35 games, starting the last 14 contests... ranked first in team rebounding (5.7), third in scoring (11.1) and steals (31), and second in blocks (23)... scored in double figures 18 times, including 20 or more points in Iowa's two NIT games... led the team in rebounding nine of the last 13 games and 11 times overall... posted back-to-back double-doubles (Northwestern and Penn State) and four overall (Chicago State, Dayton)... ranked eighth in Big Ten rebounding (5.7) and 10th in field goal percentage (.506)... scored in double digits 16 of the last 25 games... averaged 16.2 points while shooting 68 percent (21-of-31) from the field the last five games... grabbed double-digit rebounds four of the last 10 contests (at Northwestern, at Penn State, vs. Indiana, vs. Dayton)... became the first Hawkeye freshman, since Dick Ives in 1943, to score 19 points in a season opener when he posted 19 points and 10 rebounds in win over Chicago State... scored 17 points and blocking two shots in win over Central Arkansas... notched 18 points and six boards in win over Boise State, on 6-of-8 FGs and 6-of-7 FTs... scored 16 of his game-high 18 points in the second half and cleared four rebounds in win at #11 Wisconsin... led team in scoring with 15 points and snagging six rebounds at #6 Michigan State... had 12 points, setting career highs in free throws made and attempted (8-of-10), in win over #13 Michigan... started first career game at #16 Indiana, netting nine points... notched nine points, seven rebounds, two assists in home win over Minnesota... set or equaled career highs in 3-pointers made (2), assists (4) and blocks (3) in home win over Penn State, to go along with 17 points... grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds at Northwestern, to go along with a team-high 17 points for his second double-double... had 16 points and 10 rebounds at Penn State, registering his second consecutive double-double... pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds and scored eight points in home win over #18 Indiana... scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds in 35 minutes in win over #15 Wisconsin... registered 14 points, shooting 4-5 from the field and 5-7 from the free throw line, while collecting a career-high three steals vs. Northwestern... tallied 13 points, nine rebounds and matched career-high with three steals in Big Ten Tournament win over Illinois... recorded seven points, three rebounds and two blocks against #8 Michigan State in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal game... set a career high with 25 points in first round NIT win over Dayton, while also corralling 11 boards, which equals the most for an Iowa player in an NIT game... notched 22 points in second round NIT game at Oregon, to go along with eight rebounds... letterwinner.
Personal: Born 9/10/92... pre-business studies major... parents are Rick White and Deb Kuntz... has one brother, Brian... high school coach was Joe Lynch.
High school honors: Four-year lettermen and honor roll student... averaged a double-double his senior season with 23.1 points and 10 rebounds per contest... second-leading all-time scorer in Strongsville High School history... third team all-state, and first team Northeast Ohio Lakes all-District and all-conference in 2011... earned team MVP honors his junior and senior seasons... scored a team-high 19 points and was named MVP of the Ohio vs. Kentucky all-star games... tallied a team-high 26 points in the Ohio North-South All-Star game... The Post's 2011 Boys Basketball Player of the Year... entered his senior season as a preseason second team all-Ohio selection by Rise Magazine... helped his high school to back-to-back runner-up finishes and reach the district levels his sophomore and junior seasons... averaged 16 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and three blocks as a sophomore while being recognized on the second team all-conference and all-district squads... averaged 19.9 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and five blocks while earning first team all-league and all-district accolades his junior campaign... tabbed MVP of a national holiday tournament in Orlando in 2010... also played AAU basketball the last two years with the Ohio Basketball Club.