20212 NBA Draft Player Profile: Royce White (via @BrandonOnSports & @SportsTrapRadio)

June 8, 2012 0
royce 20212 NBA Draft Player Profile: Royce White (via @BrandonOnSports & @SportsTrapRadio)

The only thing holding Royce White from being a late lottery pick is his anxiety disorder and off the court issues.

By Brandon Pemberton

23. Royce White 6-8 270lbs Sophomore Iowa St. PF/SF 22 years old

2011-12 stats: 31.5 mpg, 13.4 ppg, 9.4 rpg, 5 apg, 3.8 tpg, 53% fg, 50% ft

Projection: Mid to late first round

Strengths: Royce White is a jack of all trades, very versatile for a player of his size. Played the point forward for the Cyclones, leading them to the NCAA tourney and a first round victory over UConn. Can take players his size or bigger to the perimeter and beat them off the dribble, creating for himself and others. Uses his big frame well in the paint to carve out space and get shots off  over taller defenders.

Weaknesses: White suffers from an anxiety disorder that makes it hard for him to travel by plane. Well in the NBA, planes are the lifestyle and way of travel. White is a player who can get to the foul line frequently, but only shoots 50% from the line. That is something he really has to work on. Teams are really high on his skill level, if not for the anxiety issues, White could be a lottery pick.

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