TERRE HAUTE —
Indiana State senior basketball forward Manny Arop has been selected to represent his native Canada as one of 12 members of the Canadian National Team at the 27th World University Games to be held July 6-17 in Kazan, Russia.
“Our staff and team could not be happier or more proud of Manny,” ISU coach Greg Lansing said in a press release. “To make the Canadian National Team is an unbelievable accomplishment. Manny has always been a very hard worker and good player for us.”
“He has grown a lot as a young man as well in his time here. We wish him all the best in Russia representing his country as well as Indiana State University.”
Arop most recently competed as one of 14 members of the Canadian Development Men’s National Team in June at the Four Nations Invitational Tournament in China. The Canadians went a perfect 9-0 on the tour, including three victories over the United States Team.
Canada’s first contest in the World University Games will be on Sunday, July 7 against Sweden beginning at 12:30 p.m. Coverage of the World University Games is scheduled to be broadcast on ESPNU and ESPN3 throughout the event.
Canada’s game against the United States is the only Canadian game scheduled to be broadcast on ESPNU or ESPN3. The Canadians play the Americans at 5 a.m. on July 12.
Arop won’t be the only ISU athlete competing at the World University Games.
Felicia Johnson will compete in the shot put for the United States while Greggmar Swift will compete in the 110 meter hurdles for Barbados.
“Indiana State Basketball would also like to congratulate all of our outstanding current and former track and field athletes that qualified to represent their country in Russia,” Lansing said. “Indiana State will be well represented in the World Games.”
Former ISU pole vaulter Kylie Hutson and Swift are scheduled to compete at the World Championships, which will also be held in Russia, at the end of the month.