Aug. 24, 2010
TUCSON, Ariz. - Former University of Arizona men's basketball standout Andre Iguodala was among 12 players selected to represent the United States at the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Men, USA Basketball announced Tuesday.
Iguodala, who will begin his seventh year in the National Basketball Association this fall, has averaged 3.7 points and 4.3 reboounds, 2.0 assists and a team-leading 2.7 steals per game in three exhibition appearances (all starts) to date with the U.S. Senior National team.
Iguodala averaged 17.1 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.8 assists per game in 82 appearances last season for the Philadelphia 76ers. During his six-year NBA career, the native of Springfield, Ill., has averaged 15.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.
During his two seasons at Arizona (2002-04), Iguodala averaged 9.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 62 appearances (34 starts). He was a Pac-10 Conference all-Freshman selection in 2003 and earned first-team all-conference and Associated Press honorable mention All-America honors in 2004. Iguodala is one of only two players in Pac-10 history (Jason Kidd) to register three or more triple-doubles in the same season.
Iguodala is third Arizona player to represent the United States on the Senior National Team since 1992, joining Mike Bibby (2003) and Richard Jefferson (2003 and 2004). Additionally, four other Wildcats previously participated in FIBA world championship events: Lute Olson (coach), Sean Elliott and Steve Kerr in 1986; and Warren Rustand in 1966.
The 2010 FIBA World Championship for Men will be held Aug. 28-Sept. 12 in Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir and Kayseri, Turkey. The winner of the 2010 FIBA World Championship automatically earns a berth in the 2012 London Olympics.