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White is the Cyclones biggest fan on the sidelines since he can’t play until next season

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By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report Owner/Sr. Writer

Royce White cannot play the game that he loves right now.

White, who had a rocky tenure at Minnesota and decided to leave his home start after playing for Minnesota head coach Tubby Smith, has to sit out this season by NCAA transfer rules. White is one of four Iowa State transfers that are currently on the sidelines and can only play on the scout team.

White is joined by former Michigan State transfer Chris Allen, former Penn State transfer Chris Babb, and former Southern Illinois transfer Anthony Booker. All four of them are forced to be bystanders for this season.

However, White is taking a leading role in the Iowa State’s fan base. Since he can’t play, he’s become one of the Cyclones biggest fans. He has been jumping up and down after big dunks or defensive stops and shouts motivational words to his teammates on the sideline.

“[I’m] probably five times more intense than the average fan. I have to literally count in my head to keep myself from saying things that shouldn’t be said. That’s how emotional I feel about the game,” White said. “I wish I could be out there helping them. That probably makes me more upset.”All four transfers are expected to play for the Cyclones next season.

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