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Update: Royce White missing Rockets training camp, wants private bus for travel

  • Blog Post by: Brian Stensaas
  • October 3, 2012 - 5:03 PM

The website "Ultimate Rockets," reports that DeLaSalle-turned-Hopkins-turned-Gopher-turned-Iowa State basketball player Royce White has been a no-show with Houston, which drafted White with the 16th overall pick in this year's draft.

Wednesday night, in an interview with ESPN's Myron Medcalf, White confirmed that his anxiety disorder has kept him from reporting to training camp. The Rockets are working out in the border town of McAllen, Texas.

Medcalf, the former Star Tribune college basketball writer, repoted that White wants to travel to games by bus because of his fear of flying. Medcalf reports that White said he's willing to purchase the bus.

White told Medcalf:  "What it's going to look like is every game that's drivable, I'm going to get a bus for myself. And I'm going to make that bus feel like home so that there's a level of consistency in a job where inconsistency is very apparent because of the schedule. I'm going to try and level that out and make sure that my stress levels stay low and that my rest is regular and that my meals are regular and that as much as I can, draw consistency from a very inconsistent schedule."

You can read the rest of Medcalf's story and see a video of his interview with White here.

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