When he was at Strongsville High School in the Cleveland suburbs, Aaron White was trying to prove he could be a Big Ten player.
Two months into his junior season, the Iowa forward helps drive a team that looks like a major player in the Big Ten.
His is the kind of recruiting story involving fewer hypothetical stars and more results. At the midway point of his junior season, White's best individual season is playing a big part in the overall success of Iowa, which improved to 12-3 and climbed to No. 16 in this week's Top 25 after the Hawkeyes beat Ohio State, 84-74, last Sunday, marking Iowa's first win in Columbus since 2004.
White had dozens of friends and family on hand for that game, and he got to visit with them all briefly after the game. Just briefly, though. He had a plane to catch. His team has work to do -- work that will now be done under a brighter spotlight than before.
"This is my fourth time playing Ohio State and first time getting a win, so that made it big," White s...