Royce White Named Big 12 Rookie of the Week


February 27th, 2012 by Jim Field

IRVING, Texas – Iowa State’s Royce White was named Big 12 Rookie of the Week today for the third time this season. White also won the award on Dec. 14 and Jan. 9 and earned Iowa State’s sixth rookie of the week honor of the season.

White received the award by a panel of media who cover the Big 12 Conference.

White averaged a double-double (11 points/11 rebounds) last week as the Cyclones knocked off Texas Tech at home, 72-54, and picked up a challenging road win at Kansas State, 65-61. The sophomore flirted with getting to his second triple-double of the season in both games, as he dished out eight assists against the Red Raiders and seven against the Wildcats for a 7.5 apg average during the week.

White continues to lead Iowa State in points, rebounds, assists, blocks and steals. The Minneapolis native is the only player in the Big 12 to hold a top-five ranking in rebounds (9.2) and assists (5.1). White is averaging 6.9 assists in his last seven games.

Iowa State’s other Big 12 Rookie of the Week winners include: Chris Allen (Feb. 13), Chris Babb (Nov. 28) and Tyrus McGee (Jan. 23). Iowa State is the only school in the history of the Big 12 to have four different players earn Big 12 Rookie of the Week honors in a season.