Royce White away from Rockets


Royce White helped end the ISU men’s basketball six-year NCAA tournament drought in Hoiberg’s second year as head coach in 2011-12. 

Dean Berhow-Goll

Royce White is currently away from the Houston Rockets, claiming the team has been “inconsistent” with its agreement to support and adjust to his anxiety disorder. 

White, the 16th overall pick in the NBA Draft, came to an agreement with the Rockets to travel by bus to some games in order to confront his anxiety disorder and fear of flying over a long period of time. 

At the beginning of the year, White flew to the team’s opener in Detroit, but took the bus to games against Atlanta and Memphis. 

He was not at the Rockets’ most recent home game on Monday against Miami and was not at Tuesday’s practice. 

“As a rookie, I want to settle into a team and make progress, but since [the] preseason, the Rockets have been inconsistent with their agreement to proactively create a healthy and successful relationship,” White said in a statement released by his agent.