Royce White

Before the 76ers left for nearly a week to play two games in Europe, one of the players who made a favorable impression at training camp was Royce White.

The 6-foot-8, 260-pound power forward was acquired in the offseason from the Houston Rockets. But White didn’t make the trip to Europe. He has a well-documented anxiety disorder and an aversion to flying.

White will make his preseason debut Friday when the Sixers meet the Boston Celtics in a 7 p.m. preseason game at the Carpenter Center in Newark, Del.

“I look forward to playing Royce tomorrow,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said Thursday after his team’s first post-Europe practice at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Reported by Marc Narducci of the Philadelphia Inquirer