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|Royce White will get a chance to prove himself on the court at Iowa State.|
It was reassuring to hear the breakfast clubber agree that summer competition isn’t such a great barometer for what’s to come when the snow comes, and that the kid probably won’t average a triple-double when the points count. But he refused to back down. White, the man said, is a mountain of muscle with the ball-handling and shooting skills of a little man. He’s made of granite. His hands are the size of manhole covers. When he gets the ball down low, the poor guy guarding him will need a crowbar to pry it loose. The best.
Ask him about [the summer league numbers] and White shrugs. “It’s a lot of one-and-one basketball without much team defense,” he said before practice last week. [...]
“I’m happy somebody would think of me in that way,” he said, “and it gives me motivation to try to achieve that on the court and off. It’s an objective term and probably a little extreme, considering all the great players who’ve been here, but I’d like to be on the list someday. I think it’s achievable. Not for what I do individually as much as for what we do as a team. Hopefully, I can make a dent in Iowa State history that way.”