Gophers’ White: I’m leaving team
Prized recruit Royce White says he’s leaving the Minnesota
basketball team because of his legal troubles and the stress they
are causing his family and the program.
White makes the announcement in a video posted on YouTube
early Thursday called, “Royce White – Last Interview.”
White is currently indefinitely suspended from the team while
police investigate the theft of a laptop computer from a dorm room
in November. White says he’s innocent.
However, he says the investigation has been stressful for his
family and the program, so he’s quitting. He says he has no plans
to transfer to another school.
The 6-8, 250-pound forward was Minnesota’s top recruit last
season. He hasn’t been practicing with the team while suspended.
A university spokesman says the team had no comment.