Hoiberg on Royce White: ‘I think he’ll give it go again next year’
Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg believes his former star Royce White will get another shot in the NBA as soon as next season.
“I know he’s had several conversations with teams,” Hoiberg told The Jim Rome Show. “I think he’ll give it go again next year.”
Hoiberg believes some NBA team could get a great bargain in White.
“I think it’s a no-risk situation for a team that’s willing to take a chance on the kid,” the former NBA guard said. “Because of his upside, it’s a risk/reward, but the reward is awfully big.”
Hoiberg said if White is ready and in the right place watch out.
“If he can get himself in shape and get with the right team, with the right support staff, I think the sky is the limit for him just because of his abilities,” said Hoiberg.
The 2011-12 Big 12 Coach of the Year enjoyed coaching White and wants to see him back on the court.
“It’s about Royce feeling comfortable,” said Hoiberg. “Once he has that, I think he will do anything for you and again hopefully that happens. I’d love to see him back on the floor.”