After landing a couple traditional transfers in the backcourt, the ones that have to sit out a season, the Gophers landed a graduate transfer from Milwaukee in Brock Stull. The additions of Marcus Carr and Payton Willis are going to pay dividends down the road, but with the losses of Nate Mason and Jamir Harris, there is an immediate need for backcourt depth.
Stull provides depth and scoring ability at this level.
#Gophers struck gold in the grad transfer market today by landing former UW Milwaukee guard @Brock_Stull, per source. Stull averaged 13 ppg last season for the Panthers. Immediate impact player as a shooter and all-around performer. @B1GMBBall @GopherMBB— Marcus R. Fuller (@Marcus_R_Fuller) May 16, 2018
Get to Know Brock Stull
Stull was the Panther’s second leading scorer last season and shot nearly 38% from three. The fact that our new assistant coach, Rob Jeter was the one who recruited Stull to Milwaukee certain didn’t hurt as he was a wanted transfer.
What I love most about his game is that he is showing solid numbers all around. Sure, averaging 13.4 points is nice, but he also chips in 3 assists and nearly 5 rebounds while shooting 38% from three.
So What Next
Next? Is moving on to 2019 recruiting as the team is full of scholarships for this cycle. The Gophers had 3 scholarships to work with, they brought in 2 transfers who are unable to play this year and Stull who will give immediate backcourt depth. He’ll be battling with Dupree McBrayer to start at the 2, a battle I suspect will go to McBrayer. But he is likely to be the first backcourt player off the bench.
The biggest problem is still that the team really has no backup point guard. We have a number of shooting guards and we will likely have Dupree McBrayer or Amir Coffey running point at times, but Washington is going to be the man. The following year, we’ll have some point guard depth, but Stull is unlikely to handle the ball.
The Gopher’s 2018-19 roster is basically set. Losses of Mason, Reggie Lynch, Harris and Konate will be replaced with Stull, a healthy Curry and the three freshmen; Oturu, Omersa and Kalscheur. That is essentially losing 2 or 3 contributors and replacing them with 5. Depth should be much improved. Up next is getting this team ready to compete in the Big Ten and get back to the NCAA Tournament.