College, Video / Dec 17, 2009 / 1:00 pm

Breaking News: Royce White leaves college basketball

Royce White’s college basketball career has ended before it really had a chance to start. Royce White announced via YouTube, that he will be leaving the University of Minnesota and subsequently college basketball. Royce said he will not transfer because he only wanted to represent his home state and play for Coach Tubby Smith. Royce White was a top 20 recruit from Minneapolis and along with Rodney Williams and Justin Cobbs, was part of the highest rated recruiting class in Minnesota Golden Gopher basketball history.

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  • Spliff 2 My Lou

    The only bad publicity is no publicity. I wouldn’t be surprised if this guy was just trying to gain some notoriety by this stunt so he could sit out a year and do nothing and then enter the draft next year. Sorry but nobody outside of Minnesota gives a shit. Well except maybe the NBA GM’s who draft on “potential” and “talent”.

  • http://www.WhyCandaceWhySheldon.thatbastard.com Chicagorilla

    WOW, I don’t even know who he is. gotta step my scout game up

  • DTUCK

    C’mon Spliff, son obviously going thru some things. I was looking forward to seeing the dude get it in up there at the UM. Hopefully this aint it for him, cuz I hear he was nice. Hold ya head fam . . .

  • Captain Jean Luc-Picard

    Royce misses basketball and the attention it gives him. He is basically a good kid who made some woeful decisions that have run him afoul of the law (shoplifting, etc.).

    He is acting out of what he perceives as desperation.

    If he wants to ball again, he is left with two choices:

    1. Redshirt or wait a year, or
    2. Let the month-long police investigation run its course (assuming he is innocent of stealing a laptop)

    Again, this is an emotional reaction for Royce because he sees the Big Ten conference games approaching and he wants to ball.

    My guess is that Royce walks this back and lets the legal investigation run its course.

  • flipisatrip

    Tubby was on ESPN about a month ago talking about how Royce was doing all the right things and everything they asked of him. Wonder what happened.

  • go go

    I wonderwhat his back up plan is if bball doesnt work? rapping..

  • Royal

    @ go go: LOL….. racist bastard

  • http://www.petsocietyhelp.com Pet Society Help

    Is this guy even a potential 1st rounder?

  • porkpiehat

    If this was two years ago I don’t think he’d walk away, but at this point he can see what Brandon Jennings has accomplished, and try to distance himself from his legal troubles while earning some real dough in Europe. Jennings has set a precedent that will have a major impact, I believe.

    On that note, Latavious Williams and the D-League will always remain behind the A,B, and C leagues as long as they pay chump change for their talent.

  • KnicksFan84

    Go to a Euro team, get some $$$, get burn out there. Make yourself eligible for draft, end of story.