D.J. White and Eric Gordon Named All-Americans By Sports Illustrated
March 7, 2008
Bloomington, Indiana - Indiana University men's basketball standouts D.J. White and Eric Gordon were named second team All-Americans by Sports Illustrated. They are the first IU teammates (Ted Kitchel and Randy Wittman) since 1983 to earn the accolade in the same season and Gordon is the first Hoosier freshman ever to be regarded as one of the top 10 players in the country.
White has recorded 18 double-doubles in his last 26 outings. He is currently second in the league in scoring (17.0), first in the league in rebounds (10.4) and field goal percentage (60.6), and fourth in the league in blocked shots (1.63). He moved into 20th place on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,382 points and into 14th all-time at IU with 714 rebounds. He is averaging 17.6 points and 10.6 rebounds in Big Ten action.
Gordon leads the league in scoring (21.3), is third in the league in free throw percentage (85.3) and fifth in three-point field goals made (2.28). He has made (215) and attempted (252) more free throws than any other player in the league. He has set an IU freshman record with 619 points scored.
Both players were named first team All-District by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and White is one of 10 nominees for the Oscar Robertson Trophy presented to the National Player of the Year by the United States Basketball Writers Association.
INDIANA UNIVERSITY MEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-AMERICANS
1921 Everett Dean 1929 Jim Strickland 1930 Branch McCracken 1936 Vern Huffman 1937 Ken Gunning 1938 Ernie Andres 1940 Marv Huffman, Bill Menke 1942 Andy Zimmer 1946 John Wallace 1947 Ralph Hamilton 1950 Lou Watson 1951 Bill Garrett 1953 Don Schlundt, Bob Leonard 1954 Don Schlundt, Bob Leonard 1955 Don Schlundt 1957 Archie Dees 1958 Archie Dees 1960 Walt Bellamy 1961 Walt Bellamy 1962 Jimmy Rayl 1963 Jimmy Rayl 1965 Dick Van Arsdale, Tom Van Arsdale 1971 George McGinnis 1973 Steve Downing 1974 Steve Green 1975 Steve Green, Quinn Buckner, Scott May, Kent Benson 1976 Scott May, Kent Benson, Quinn Buckner 1977 Kent Benson 1979 Mike Woodson 1980 Mike Woodson 1981 Isiah Thomas 1982 Ted Kitchel, Landon Turner 1983 Randy Wittman, Ted Kitchel 1986 Steve Alford 1987 Steve Alford 1989 Jay Edwards 1991 Calbert Cheaney 1992 Calbert Cheaney 1993 Calbert Cheaney 1994 Damon Bailey 1995 Alan Henderson 1996 Brian Evans 2000 A.J. Guyton 2001 Kirk Haston 2002 Jared Jeffries 2008 D.J. White, Eric Gordon
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