White and Gordon Named AP All-Americans
March 31, 2008
Bloomington, Indiana - Indiana senior D.J. White and freshman Eric Gordon were named second and third team All-Americans by the Associated Press this afternoon. They are the first Hoosiers to be honored by AP since Jared Jeffries in 2002. Gordon is the first freshman in IU history to earn first, second, or third team All-American honors.
White averaged 17.4 points and 10.3 rebounds and was named Big Ten Player of the Year. He finished his career ranked 16th in IU scoring with 1,447 points. He also tied for ninth in career rebounding with 748 caroms. He finished second all-time at IU in career field goal percentage (56.2) and single season field goal percentage (60.5). He is the first player to average a double-double (17.4 points and 10.3 rebounds) since Alan Henderson in 1994 and just the second player to do so in the last 31 years.
Gordon was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year after averaging a league-best 20.9 points per game. He became the first Hoosier to average more than 20 points per game since Brian Evans averaged 21.2 in 1996. His 669 points scored was an IU and Big Ten freshman record. That total was the 10th highest overall in IU single season history. Gordon's 231 free throws made is the third highest single season total in IU history and his 277 attempts ranked fourth.
Associated Press 2008 Men's Basketball All-American Team
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