Royce White’s unprecedented dominance in the NBL-C

Former 16th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Royce White had a surprisingly short NBA career lasting only 3 total games due to his severe anxiety issues, however his professional basketball career would not end there and would end up playing professionally in the national basketball league of Canada. Little did Canada know he would shortly become the most dominant player they had ever seen.

Chris Szagola | 2013 | Bleacher Report

(Royce White’s suited up for the Philadelphia 76’ers during his short NBA Tenure)

White would attend the university of Iowa State and would establish himself as one of the best freshman forwards in the nation averaging 13.4 points along with 9.3 rebounds to earn himself a spot as a BIG-12 All-Freshman. White would enter the 2012 NBA Draft after only his freshman season where he was selected 16th overall by the Houston Rockets. He would go on to last only 3 games in the league with the Sacramento Kings and would eventually become an unrestricted free agent.

White would eventually sign with the London Lightning of the NBL-C in late 2016. White would go on to have a huge impact on the London Lightning leading them to a 35-5 regular season record while leading the Lightning to their fourth championship in the NBL.

Dave Chidley | 2017 | The Toronto Star

(White suited up at a London Lightning Practice)

White was nothing short of spectacular during his tenure with the Lightning racking up some unbelievable numbers. In the 2017-18 season White finished the regular season averaging 25.4 Points, 9.2 rebounds, along with 5.9 assists shooting 55.1 percent from the field. White would lead the league in points per game, and would also place third in the league among rebounds per game. White’s “Point-Forward” play style intrigued the fans in Canada as he instantly became a fan favourite.

Notable Games during the 2017-18 NBL-C Season

W, KW Titans, 37 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks, 15-26 FG

L, Cape Breton Highlanders, 42 points, 21 rebounds, 9 assists, 17-27 FG

W, Niagara River Lions, 19 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, 2 blocks,

White is currently stationed in the Ice Cube founded league “BIG-3” playing for the Enemies. White was drafted first overall by the enemies in the 2019 draft, and currently plays alongside former NBA Superstar Gilbert Arenas coached by Rick Mahorn.

Cooper Neill | 2019 | Hip-Hop Wired

(Royce White attacks the hoop for the Enemies)

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