Royce White and the battle within
Originally Published: January 26, 2012By Myron Medcalf | ESPN.com
AMES, Iowa -- He doesn't shake hands. He swallows them.Basketballs become grapefruits in Royce White's foot-wide bear paws. But the pounding inside the Iowa State forward's broad chest -- the crippling rhythm of the 6-foot-8, 270-pound colossus' generalized anxiety disorder -- frightens him. In 2010, the violent heartbeat that has symbolized the onset of his anxiety since he was a child derailed his plans to transfer to a powerhouse program. That year, ...
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