Royce White Picks up Big Ten Offer

Royce White, a 6-foot-7 sophomore forward from Minneapolis (MN) De LaSalle, is perhaps the top player in the state in his class. He was GoldenSports.Net's choice for MVP of last weekend's Sabes Foundation Invitational Tournament and has added another Big Ten offer, according to Howard Pulley founder Rene Pulley.

Royce White was named second-team All-Metro by GoldenSports.Net as he averaged 21.8 points and led the Islanders to a 19-8 mark.

White received a scholarship offer from Illinois, his third Big Ten offer. He previously received an offer from Minnesota and Wisconsin along with Iowa State.

White has continued to show why he is one of the top sophomores in the Midwest this spring. He shined for the Howard Pulley AAU team at the Boo Williams Invitational, leading them to the Bronze Division championship and at the Kingwood Classic, where they advanced to the Final Four of the Platinum Division. He led the Panthers to a second-place finish in the Jayhawk Invitational and a title win this past weekend.

White scored in double figures in every game this year and scored 20 or more points 15 times and had a 31-point effort against Houston (TX) Westbury Christian and Breck, and 33 versus Blake.

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

White is an excellent shotblocker and rebounder who has worked hard on his offensive game, ball-handling and shown expanded shooting range.

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