UNC Eying Minn. PF

Roy Williams has spent the fall evaluation period traveling all over the country to watch some of the nation's top rising juniors. One of his next stops will be in Minneapolis to see Royce White.

The 6-foot-7, 210-pound forward showed off a strong mid-range game this summer with a unique scoring style and certainly grabbed the attention of college coaches.

So far he claims scholarship offers from Minnesota, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Iowa State, Northern Iowa, Miami, Creighton, Purdue, Arkansas, Seton Hall, Texas, Arizona and Southern California.

Ohio State, Kansas, Duke and North Carolina are also showing interest in the class of 2009 Minneapolis (Minn.) De La Salle product.

"Right now I'm just listening to all the coaches that are talking [to me] and just taking it all in because I'm going to have to make a decision in the next few years," White said.

Coaches are also starting to make their way to his high school. Bo Ryan was in recently to watch a work out, and Tom Izzo and Roy Williams are expected to stop by the school in the next two weeks.

There was speculation that North Carolina had come forth with an offer, but White said that's not the case.

"They haven't directly offered, but they've talked a lot to my coaches," White said. "I don't know the extent of it, but I do talk to them a good amount and I've been in contact and they are going to come by the school."

White is also taking visits himself. He's already been to Iowa State, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Northern Iowa and he's hoping to visit the Badgers again. White has also expressed interest in taking trips to Michigan State and USC.

Although White isn't close to making his college choice, he has started examining the schools on his list.

"I'm just trying to evaluate the programs for the academics and the coach because I want to have a good relationship with the coach and they players that are there.

"I kind am starting to put some stuff together, and I'm not going to make a decision anytime soon, but I'm starting to think about it more. I have time since I'm not playing and I can focus on schools and I'm starting to think about it more."

White checked in at No. 38 in Scout.com's post-summer 2009 rankings.

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