Minnesota native Royce White will be entering his name into the NBA Draft after a great season with the Iowa State Cyclones. White was awarded Minnesota's Mr. Basketball in 2009 and began his college career with the Golden Gophers.
White averaged 13.4 points per game for the Cyclones this season along with 9.3 rebounds and five assists, earning himself a Big 12 Newcomer of the Year award along with appearances on the All-Rookie team. After his strong season with the Cyclones, White could be chosen as high as the first round in the NBA draft considering his Iowa State team made a decent run in the NCAA Tournament before being bounced by the Kentucky Wildcats.
White has a strong connection to Minnesota basketball, obviously, as he began his career with the Minnesota Golden Gophers before off-court issues caused him to leave the U and eventually enroll at Iowa State. Minnesota's Mr. Basketball in 2009 won two high school championships with DeLaSalle High School and Hopkins High as a freshman and a senior, respectively.