My thoughts on Royce White's dismissal from DeLaSalle

John Millea reported on the Star Trib preps blog that Royce White has indeed been dismissed from DeLaSalle. Considering the suspension at the beginning of the year and what appeared to be significant tension between him and the program, I think this is a blessing in the big scheme of things. But only if he learns from the mistakes. This may be that rock bottom moment that causes a positive change. It'll be interesting to see if his MN HS career is indeed done because of the transfer rules. Do him and Rodney Williams Jr end up together at a prep school? It'll also be interesting to see what (if anything) comes of his AAU time this spring and summer. How much will potential character issues cause his recruiting stock to slip? Hard to tell, but there are plenty of people who would be happy with that talent. It would be a shame to see him not realize his vast potential so I hope it all works out for him in the end.

As to DeLaSalle, they can move on and not have it as a distraction which is a good thing. The cupboard is hardly empty there. Sophs Jalen Jaspers and Bryce Hawkins and Jr AJ Barker all return next year with the usual up and comers so they'll still be a good team. Tough games in the immediate future vs St. Thomas Academy on Friday and at Orono in the 3 vs 6 game next Tuesday.

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