Sophomore Royce White Continues to Shine

Royce White, a 6-foot-6 sophomore forward from Minneapolis (MN) DeLaSalle, continues to show why he is one of the top sophomores in the state. White is making a strong case for being the top player in the state in the Class of 2009 as he is averaging 22.1 points per game this season for the Islanders, who are 13-4.

Royce White has scored in double figures in every game and has scored 20 or more points ten times and has a 31-point effort against Houston (TX) westbury Christian and had 33 versus Blake.

White is getting plenty of high Division I interest, according to Islander head coach Dave Thorson.

"He is hearing from everyone in the Big 10."

White averaged 5.2 points per game as he helped lead the Islanders to the Class AAA title, defeating Duluth East 65-47 in the title game. DeLaSalle won their three state tournament games by an average of 20 points as they beat Totino Grace 61-36 and St. Thomas Academy 63-44. White scored 20 points in the three state tournament games.

DeLaSalle started the season with three straight losses, but has won 13 of 14 games since then. They are ranked #9 in the most recent Associated Press Class AAA poll.

White is getting plenty of frontcourt help from junior Sedrick McBounds, who is averaging 13.6 points per game.

White is an excellent shotblocker and rebounder who has worked hard on his offensive game. White played for the Howard Pulley AAU team this past summer.

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