White has yet to appear in a NBA game due to his anxiety disorder that includes a fear of flying. White is doing something about it now in a way that will help out others who suffer from similar disorders.
The Houston Chronicle reports that Anxious Mind's Inc., a group that White started while attending Iowa State, has joined forces with the Houston-based Busy Bee Wellness Center to start the Royce White Institute for Mental Health. The center is slated to be open in January 2014.
It is encouraging to see a player like White doing something to help others battling the same issues that he is battling. His impact in Houston, despite not playing a game for the Rockets, will be felt for years to come.
White, 22, appeared in 16 games in the NBA Developmental League averaging 11.4 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game. He is a big man who can really move the ball and has the ability to get to the free throw line. It is unclear how the 76ers plan to use him but his contract expires at the end of the year.
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