Iowa State basketball coach Fred Hoiberg says even without Royce White he is excited about the future of the program. White announced on Wednesday he will enter the NBA draft after helping to lead the Cyclones to a 23-11 record and their first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2005.
“We get two guys who sat out this year, they’ll be ready to go, guys will be coming back, you know freshmen who’ll become sophomores,” Hoiberg says. He says everyone that played this year that are coming back will have more experience.
Hoiberg says after experiencing success the Cyclones will be expecting more next season. “It’s a group that’s going to work hard..and we begin the process of getting prepared for next season,” Hoiberg says. He says the players are hungry after losing to Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament and want to get back there again.