Royce White drafted by Houston at No. 16

By Chris Williams, Publisher

Royce White is a Houston Rocket.

The Rockets selected White with the 16th pick in Thursday night’s NBA Draft.

During his only season at Iowa State, White was the only player in America to lead his team in points (13.4), rebounds (9.3), assists (5.0), steals (1.1) and blocks (0.9) per game. White, who was an Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American and a unanimous All-Big12 First-Team selection.

We’ll have more coverage on this story later on this evening.

Chris Williams


Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.