Junior Royce White Dismissed From School

Royce White, a junior forward from Minneapolis DeLaSalle, has been dismissed from the school. Athletic director Darcy Cascaes said that the school's policy is not to discuss these matters, but acknowledged that White would no longer be part of the team. White missed the first two games of the season and did not play this weekend. White is considered the state's top player in the Class of 2009.

Royce White has had an up-and-down junior season. He is averaging 21.2 points per game, but missed the first two games of the season. The Islanders started the season 0-7 and are just 12-12 after losing to St. Bernard's 61-44 Tuesday night.

White played in the LeBron James US Skills Academy in Akron, Ohio and The Nike Global Challenge at the University of Portland this past summer.

White averaged 21.8 points and led the Islanders to a 19-8 mark last year.

White has received 25 scholarship offers from schools such as Cincinnati, Northern Iowa, Miami, Creighton, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan State, Minnesota, Iowa State, Texas A&M, Purdue, Arkansas, Seton Hall, Texas, Arizona and Southern California.

White has scored in double figures in every game the past two years and this year has scored 20 or more points 11 times and had a season-best 33 points against Minneapolis Henry. White had scored 20 or more points in the past four games before the suspension and subsequent dismissal.

White, who lives in St. Paul, must now decide on a new school.

White is an excellent shotblocker and rebounder who has worked hard on his offensive game.

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