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30 - Royce White

6-8, 261 Small Forward
Iowa St. Sophomore
Birthday
04/10/91 (28.7 yrs)
Hometown
Minnetonka, MN
High School
Hopkins
Team Site Profile
Statistics
Athleticism
8
Size
8
Defense
7
Strength
9
Quickness
8
Leadership
7
Jump Shot
6
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
9
Potential
9
Passing
9
Intangibles
6

NBA Comparison: Anthony Mason/Boris Diaw

Strengths: Super-intriguing prospect with lottery-level tools and talent … Thick, powerful and intimidating frame … Aggressive athlete that likes to attack the rim … Possesses great speed for someone his size … Runs the court extremely well, especially with the ball in his hands … Doesn’t have a problem with pulling down a defensive rebound and then leading the fast-break himself … Remarkable ball-handler … Doesn’t have the loose dribble that a lot of other taller players have … Sharp crossover that becomes deadly when he picks up some speed … Passing ability rivals a lot of point guard prospects … Good awareness of where his teammates are on the court and skilled at delivering the ball to them in a position to score … Strong area rebounder … Boxes out well … Respectable mid-range shooter … Has the strength and quickness to be an excellent scorer in the post … Should be an incredibly difficult player to matchup against … Won’t be a great shot-blocker, but has all the tools to defend power forwards well in the NBA … Led his team in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks during his freshman season …
 
Weaknesses: Overall scoring ability is very unrefined, though he’s technically still a freshman so you have to allow him some leeway there … Is not a good long-range shooter … Shot under 50% from the stripe, which is a major problem considering he spends so much time in control of the ball … When he picks up a lot of momentum (either in transition or in isolation) he can become very turnover prone … Conditioning has been a concern … Is not a true freshman; will be 21 years old by the 2012 draft … Has had a number of off-court problems in the past, but reports indicate that his attitude has improved greatly … Was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder in high school, which could lead to any number of problems at the next level and has been mentioned as a major cause for concern by a number of scouts. He has had trouble flying and a report surfaced that he chose to go to Iowa State and not Baylor because he didn’t want to fly there. …
 
Overall: White is a high risk/high reward prospect if there ever was one … His development will have to be handled very carefully by whichever team drafts him … If he’s selected by a team that is willing to both be patient and let him play to his strengths, then he very well could be the steal of the draft …

Tyler Ingle 3/31/12

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