White Talks LOI

On Monday Strongsville HS (OH) power forward Aaron White signed his national letter of intent to play at Iowa. A day later, the senior couldn't be happier about it.

On Monday Strongsville HS (OH) power forward Aaron White signed his national letter of intent to play at Iowa. A day later, the senior couldn't be happier about it.

"It feels great. The recruiting process was good and all, but to know where I'm going feels really good," said White to HawkeyeInsider.com. "I think signing could help my game. I will be able to play free and loose will help. I'm not going to have to worry about trying to do something for a coach watching me."

White is a 6-8, 215-pound forward who has been a four-year letter-man and honor roll student at Strongsville. During the 2009-10 season he averaged 19.9 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and five blocks, while earning first team all-league and all-district accolades, and being named team MVP. Numbers that have White dreaming of a major senior accolade.

"I''m confident enough to want the Mr. Basketball award. It's not first on my list, but I would love to win it," said White. "My biggest goal is to help this team get to state. We have the talent and chemistry to do it. I've been playing with these guy since 2nd grade and it's just going to be really fun. I couldn't be more excited about it."

For White to win the Ohio Mr. Basketball award, his game will have to show improvement from last year.

"My ability to get to the rim has definitely improved. I've got some things I have been working on and I think its showed with results of free throws and good takes to the hole," said White. "I have also tried to improve my vertical to finish over kids."

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