By Brent Blum, CycloneFanatic.com ColumnistFollow Brent on Twitter @BrentBlum
Royce White again exceeded most expectations by being selected 16th in the Draft by the Houston Rockets. It was a great night for him and for Cyclone Basketball.
But now is when the real work begins. As Craig Brackins rudely found out a few years ago (Brackins was released by the Sixers this month), the mystique and celebration of Draft night is over and the business of NBA basketball begins immediately. The average career of an NBA player is four years. Players like Royce that are selected in the first round are guaranteed only two years on their contracts, and the team that selected them has an option to pick up their contracts in years three and four. So it is best to make an impact and hit the ground running as soon as possible.
So what is next?
Assuming there are no trades involving Royce in the near future – and by all accounts the Rockets plan on keeping him – the next step is to get acclimated wit...