"The sign of this man's toughness was on our trip to New York when we played Washington and UConn in the Wounded Warrior project We all knew he was in pain and he went great lengths to not show it and stayed focused on his radio duties," Crean said. "It was another example of what made him a great leader, his poise under pressure and putting others before himself."
"His knowledge of the game and ability to teach it was only eclipsed by the way he made you feel when you were with him," Indiana coach Tom Crean said in a statement Tuesday. "Personally, I respected him long before I came to Indiana. In getting to know Royce here, I was incredibly fortunate to have become his friend."