White to address NBA future at 2:30 p.m.


ISU forward Royce White walks off the court following Iowa State’s season-ending 87-71 loss to Kentucky. White said following the game his future with the team is still up in the air and he may decide to jump to the NBA.

Jeremiah Davis

ISU forward Royce White will address his NBA future in a news conference at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

According to a report, White has already signed an agent and will enter June’s NBA draft, where he is now expected to be a first round pick.

White vaulted himself into draft discussion with his play in the NCAA Tournament in games against consensus NBA lottery picks in Connecticut’s Andre Drummond and Kentucky’s Anthony Davis. He finished with 23 points and nine rebounds against Kentucky, the No. 1 overall seed of the tournament.

If the sophomore from Minneapolis does in fact leave for the NBA, he will finish his one-year Cyclone career having led the Cyclones this seasonĀ in points (13.4), rebounds (9.3), assists (5), blocks (0.9) and steals (1.2), as well as turnovers (3.8).

Following the 87-71 loss to Kentucky, White said he would leave his NBA future up to coach Fred Hoiberg and that he was disappointed he could not do more to take Iowa State further. He said the city of Ames “gave me my life back.”

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