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Royce White working out with Sixers

Royce White is participating in the 76ers pre-training camp workouts and will be on hand for Friday’s Media Day.

Royce White working out with Sixers

Forward Royce White takes a shot before the Rockets game in New Orleans. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
Forward Royce White takes a shot before the Rockets game in New Orleans. (Pat Sullivan/AP)

Royce White is participating in the 76ers pre-training camp workouts and will be on hand for Friday’s Media Day.

“He is slowly getting to a level that we want to try to bring him to,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said of the power forward who was acquired in July trade with the Houston Rockets. “It’s exciting to see what could happen if the physical side of getting him in great shape can collide with his talents and all the other things that have gone on with Royce.”

The 16th overall pick in the 2012 draft has an anxiety disorder that contributed to him not playing in the NBA last season. The forward out of Iowa State last practiced with the Rockets on Nov. 10 and played 16 games with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League.

White had been in a disagreement with the Rockets over how to deal with his anxiety issues.

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The Minneapolis native's fear of flying and his anxiety issues cause him to panic on planes. He also reportedly wakes up three to four times a night.

He originally enrolled at Minnesota but transferred to Iowa State having never played for the Gophers. He averaged 13.4 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 5 assists in his lone season with the Cyclones.

White was being investigated earlier this month for an alleged domestic assault on a former girlfriend. He denied the allegations.


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Keith Pompey is in his first season covering the Sixers for The Inquirer after covering the Temple men’s basketball team for the past three years and Temple football the past two seasons.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

Narducci also has a true passion for South Jersey scholastic sports, which he has covered for many years.

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