Royce White Ready For Freshman Year

Royce White, a 6-foot-8, 240-pound forward from Hopkins, was the highest rated player in Minnesota's four-man recruiting class that was ranked among the top in the Big Ten. White helped lead the Royals to the Class AAAA state title and is playing for Troy Hudson Enterprises in the Pro City League. GoldenSports.Net caught up with White to talk about his sumer and expectations for the upcoming year.

Royce White was named Minnesota's Mr. Basketball after leading the Royals to a 31-0 mark, defeating Osseo 69-59 in the Class AAA title game.

White is taking summer school at Minnesota and is enjoying his classes.

"I'm still in it. It is going good, though. I have a really good teacher. My teacher actually came out to the game tonight."

White feels that the summer head start has helped him prepare for being a student.

"It is helpful. I think that it is going to help me. They are definitely good classes and things that I am interested. It is going to start out with a good GPA."

White has shined for the Troy Hudson team this summer and he has been pleased with his performance as he gets ready for his freshman season.

"I'm definitely feeling confident. I feel that I can pretty much do what I what on the court here, but I know that it is just "Fool's Gold" because the Big Ten is going to be a lot more competitive."

White has played against his Minnesota returnees and incoming players Rodney Williams Jr, Justin Cobbs and Trevor Mbakwe and has enjoyed facing off against his future teammates.

"It was definitely fun. You know we play against each other every day before we come down here at four in open gym. It is definitely fun to play against them in a game setting."

White, who will wear the jersey number 30 this season, likes what he sees from his future teammates and has high expectations for the upcoming year.

"Make a run for the championship. Definitely. I am a winner, competitor. That's all I think. One way, lose no games.

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