Recruiting - Basketball

Gaston Diedhiou's Admission Rejected by Minnesota


Gaston Diedhiou was one of two international incoming freshman for Richard Pitino and staff.  A native of Senegal, Diedhiou is a 6-9 PF who played his high school basketball last year in the Canary...

Minnesota Gophers Basketball: Recruiting Class Moves Into National Top 20


Well, it's still early, and the Gophers still have two scholarships left for the 2015 class, so we'll see how they end up, but isn't it exciting to think of Richard Pitino having four years to mold a top-20 recruiting class?

The article also notes that the class is only good for fifth in the Big Ten, but I'm pretty sure we'll take the fifth best recruiting class in the conference any day. I'm not picky!

Dupree McBrayer Commits to Minnesota


Football and Hockey can't have all the fun. Gopher basketball picked up their second recruit of the 2015 class.

Kevin Dorsey Verbally Commits to Minnesota


The University of Minnesota's Men's basketball team landed their first verbal commitment of the 2015 class. As you may be aware, LeBron James decided to go back to Cleveland. This is a...

Gopher Basketball Recruiting Primer 2015


With the 2014 recruiting class finally wrapped up it is time to move on to the class of 2015 for Golden Gopher basketball.  The past year saw a lot of scholarship movements and roster turnover as...

Two More Commits This Week for Gopher Basketball


Yesterday and today have seen the Gophers add two more commitments to the class of 2014.  The class now has 6 commitments and should be finished for the year. C-Bakary Konate News broke yesterday...

A Brief Gopher Basketball Recruiting Update


There has been a lot going on in the world of Gopher Sports over the last two or three weeks.  Gopher Basketball won the NIT, Spring Football Game was last Saturday and you may have noticed a...

Gopher Hoops Picks up 4th Commitment From 6-9 F


In a VERY surprising development, it appears as though the Gophers have received a commitment from a 6-9 forward from Senegal.  His name is Gaston Diedhiou. Gaston Diedhiou, who is from Senegal,...

Turnover, Talent & What Next For Gopher Recruiting


I've spent a lot of time looking over the Gopher's resume and where we sit on the Bubble lately.  But I think it is time for a break and it has been a while since we have talked about the state of...

Reid Travis Picks Stanford, Gopher Fans Crushed :(


A big miss for Richard Pitino and the Gopher coaching staff as Reid Travis has committed to Stanford.  This was the presumed favorite all along but over the last couple days there was significant...

Josh Martin Commits to Gopher Hoops


Josh Martin is a forward from Washington state and he has committed to play for the Golden Gophers. Officially committing I the university of Minnesota #SkiUMah — Josh (AVATAR) Martin...

Gopher Hoops Recruiting Update, Still no Commits


This weekend is a big recruiting weekend for Gopher basketball.  It wasn't very long ago that there was a lengthy list of highly ranked and sought after recruits who were considering committing to...

End of Summer Gopher Hoops Recruiting Update


I know that football season is just days away, but we are also entering an important period for Gopher Basketball recruiting.  Once we get into gameweek for football, this kind of a story becomes...

Early Roster Management & Recruiting Under Pitino


(Apologies for the extremely long post. I thought about breaking it up but I didn't so get some popcorn...) Richard Pitino has been with the Gophers for a couple months now and already it is...

Gophers Sign JUCO PG, Dre Mathieu


Twitter is the go-to source for news these days and the Twitterverse is telling me that the Gophers received a verbal commitment from Dre Mathieu, a JUCO point guard from Central Arizona C.C. M...

Daquein McNeil Reportedly Commits to Gophers


With the firing of Tubby Smith and the subsequent hiring of Richard Pitino, the Gophers lost their only two committed players leaving them with four scholarships available for the fall of 2013. ...

Catching Up With Gopher Recruiting


Gopher football hasn't had a verbal commitment since August 6th. Gopher basketball has seen their commitment list grow from zero to two in the last month. When will more commits start to fall and...

Gopher Hoops Lands 2nd Commit in PF-Alex Foster


Tubby Smith's squad got their second verbal commitment for the Class of 2013 when Alex Foster tweeted, Its official im a Golden Gopher! (I'm willing to bet that this one really is official.) ...

A Golden Opportunity For Golden Gopher Recruiting This Weekend


Gopher Recruiting update with several big official visitors this weekend.

Friday Recruiting Roundup - The Golden Future of Golden Gopher Athletics Where I Won't Even Mention Tyus Jones (much)

Golden Gopher recruiting update. Official and Unofficial visits for the weekend of Sep 15.

The Golden Future of Golden Gopher Football and Basketball

Weekly update on Gopher football and Gopher basketball recruiting.

Myron Medcalf Tweets Minnesota Basketball Fans Aren't Giving Tyus Jones Enough Attention


Is Tyus Jones, the 5-star local point guard, getting enough attention locally? Myron Medcalf tweets that he isn't.

The 2014 & 2015 Basketball Recruiting Classes and How They Will Affect the Future of Gopher Basketball


The 2014 and 2015 classes of kids from the state of Minnesota (or near) is looking like they are extremely talented classes. This 2014 class should rival, if not exceed, the talented 2009 class of...

Gopher Basketball 2012 Recruiting


The 2011 Class is wrapped up and in the world of recruiting it is never too early to look ahead to next year's class. So we begin the look at 2012. To adequately pen a recruiting post you need to...

We Got Him - Maurice Walker signs with the Gophers


We Got Him - Maurice Walker signs with the Gophers

Rodent Recruiting: Wisconsin and Indiana Basketball Edition


We know all about Tubby Smith's 2008 and 2009 classes, but what I'm going to try and do in this column (when it's not football-centric) is keep you abreast of recruiting happenings in Dinkytown and...

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