Royce White Biography
Source:Iowa State website
June 6, 2012
Born April 10, 1991, in Minneapolis, Minn...son of Rebecca White and Keiven Tucker...liberal studies major. Posted one of the best seasons in Iowa State history, leading the team in scoring (13.4), rebounding (9.3), assists (5.0), steals (1.1) and blocks (0.9), the only player in the country to achieve the feat...earned Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America honors and Basketball Times' National Newcomer of the Year...was an unanimous All-Big 12 First-Team selection, USBWA/NABC All-District pick and Naismith Award Top-30 Watch list member...named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year...was the only player from a power-six conference to rank in the top-100 nationally in rebounding (34th- 9.3), field goal percentage (36th- 53.4) and assists (57th- 5.0)...also ranked in the Big 12's top-five in all three categories: 2nd in rebounding, 2nd in FG pct., and 5th in assists...just the second player in ISU history to lead his team in scoring, rebounding and assists (Fred Hoiberg did it in 1994)...his season rebounding (316) and assist (170) totals rank seventh and 10th, respectively, on Iowa State's single-season charts.
Before Iowa State
In high school, one of the top players in the Class of 2009...ranked No. 19 and No. 2 small forward in the final Rivals.com ratings of 2009...Scout.com ranked him as the 10th-best power forward...was one of 20 preps invited to play in the prestigious Jordan Brand All-Star game in 2009, scoring 10 points...named Mr. Basketball in the state of Minnesota in 2009...led his Hopkins squad to an undefeated 31-0 mark and Class 4A State Championship in 2009, earning First-Team All-State honors.