Thursday, December 17th, 2009 at 3:51 pm  |  15 responses

Royce White Leaving Gophers

Prized Minnesota freshman Royce White says he’s leaving college basketball. He was suspended indefinitely from the team while police were investigating the theft of a laptop. White says he’s innocent, but “can’t wait for the justice system to go in the right direction anymore.” White states that has no plans to transfer and that “[Minneapolis] is my city.” The 6-8 forward made the announcement this morning by releasing this YouTube video:

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    He also was allegedly caught shoplifting at Macy’s in the Mall of America. Sigh.

  • Hussman25

    Talent wasted…. Sad!

  • http://slamonline.com/ Tzvi Twersky

    The after-announcment part of video, him playing HS ball, make me kinda sad. I hope he comes back when he’s ready.

  • LBJ23

    i live in mn and hes plain truble

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne


  • mike

    ironic that he was accused of stealing a laptop and his farewell came via a medium having to do with computers

  • D

    what is up with college ball players and stealing computers?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Alan Paul

    Sad and bizarre.

  • Ricky Ross


    i live in mn too. how many tests was he caught cheating on in highschool? I heard it was 6

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/san-dova-speak-easy/ San Dova

    This is a little contrived with the intros and outros, but it’s a good look on his part. I have a feeling his announcement is either a hasty decision that could be overturned, or it’s a sincere decision that will lead to his going to the D-League or becoming immediately eligible at a nearby junior school this season. In short, he’ll return to the Golden Gophers this season, or wing it somewhere else go to the NBA Draft.

  • Jeronimo

    I’m a bit confused, is he accussed of recording this video with a stolen laptop?

  • Daniel

    Who hasn’t shoplifted at the Mall of America?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    *Raises hand*

  • paychexx

    he gonna have a lotta cigarettes boxes in prison, now that his criminal career takin’ off….weak-minded fool!

  • http://www.yahoo.com Logues

    not only did he try shop lifting, he also beat the security guards ass when they caught him… idiot