Minnesota Basketball Recruiting
Gopher hoops lands four-star center Dennis Evans
The Gopher basketball program gets commitment from 7-foot center, Dennis Evans
Gopher Hoops lands Cameron Christie, a 4-star SG from Chicago area
Ben Johnson gets a lanky SG from Chicago to start off his 2023 recruiting class
Gopher recruit, Kadyn Betts is reclassifying to the 2022 Class
The recent Gopher commit will be on the court this fall for Minnesota
Gopher Hoops Recruiting Part 2: Landing the local kids
How successful have Gopher coaches been at landing the top local recruits?
Gopher recruiting classes under new coaching staff’s first few seasons
Part 1 of looking back at Gopher hoops recruiting, starting with a look back at early classes under prior coaching staffs
Gophers get commitment from Colorado forward, Kadyn Betts
Ben Johnson gets a forward for the 2023 class with Kadyn Betts
A view of the Minnesota’s new Athlete’s Village facilities
It’s a very impressive facility
Gabe Kalscheur commits to Minnesota!
The shooting guard from De La Salle is the third local commit in the 2018 class.
Will top local recruit Gabe Kalscheur commit to Minnesota tonight?
It sure looks like Gabe will be wearing maroon & gold.
Minnesota recruiting update following the commitment of Jarvis Thomas
Who is Minnesota still chasing in the 2018 and 2019 classes?
Jarvis Thomas releases cool and classy commitment video
Pay attention kids...this is how you do it
Jarvis Thomas appears ready to commit to Minnesota
Things seem to be looking Maroon & Gold for the Orono PF.
Race Thompson Commits to Indiana, Jarvis Thomas to Announce on Tuesday
Gopher legacy target reclassifies to 2017 and will enroll at Indiana
Ignore the Narrative on Minnesota Recruiting
The narrative that Minnesota does not recruit the State of Minnesota well is wrong.
Context to Gophers MBB Going 0-5 On Local Recruits
Details are important when considering how Richard Pitino did recruiting MN kids for the 2017 class.
Gophers Miss Out On Local Champlin Park Recruits
McKinley Wright and Theo John will not be Gophers
Pitino Nabs PF Eric Curry, 2016 Class Loaded
PF Eric Curry committed to the University of Minnesota Wednesday morning , solidifying the 2016 class as the best class since 2009 and a great indicator of forward progress for the Golden Gophers
4 Star PF Eric Curry Commits To Minnesota!
The Arkansas power forward becomes the second highly ranked talent to commit to Coach Pitino in the last 3 days!
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Coffey & Curry Commit To Minnesota - Full Coverage
Everything you need to know about the commitments of Amir Coffey and Eric Curry!
Coffey's Commitment a Huge Win for Pitino and Co.
No if's and's or but's about it, the commitment of highly touted local recruit is a step in the right direction for the Golden Gophers
Amir Coffey Commits: Enjoy some highlight videos!
You're already excited, so watching some highlight videos should be perfect.
Amir Coffey's Commitment Moves Minnesota Into Scout's Top 25
With the Amir Coffey commitment, Minnesota jumps to No. 25 in the 2016 top 25 class rankings.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) September 21, 2015
As I said on Twitter...this is NICE! These rankings are fluid and I'm not getting hung up on them at all. Still, it's a nice way to emphasize what a big commitment this is for Pitino and the Gophers. Amir Coffey Commits - Full Coverage Amir Coffey Commits: Minnesota lands commitment of talented local player with a Gopher legacy! Amir Coffey: The highlight films!
Gopher Hoops Lands 4-star Recruit in Amir Coffey
The son of the former Gopher Great, Richard Coffey has decided to follow in his father's footsteps. and is a HUGE get for Richard Pitino and staff!
Amir Coffey Making College Choice Monday At 3:30 PM CT
I am having a press conference at Hopkins high school tomorrow at 3:30 for my announcement— Amir Coffey (@coffeyshop_) September 21, 2015
UPDATE: Amir Coffey has committed to the University of Minnesota! Gopher recruit Amir Coffey will make his college selection at Hopkins High School on Monday, 9/21 at 3:30 pm CT. Predictions are always dangerous on these things, but the general sense I'm getting from those who follow recruiting more closely is that Minnesota stands a very good shot of landing the local 4 star prospect. Cross your fingers and of course stay tuned to The Daily Gopher for updates on his decision!
Minnesota Basketball Recruit Shamorie Ponds Won't Visit Gophers
Well this isn't good news. The talented four star guard has been highly sought after by Coach Pitino and the Minnesota staff, but it looks like Ponds has reduced his list to three: Shamorie Ponds won’t take his official visit to Minnesota this coming weekend and could make his decision soon. "This week’s visit is off," Thomas Jefferson coach Lawrence "Bud" Pollard told SNY.tv on Wednesday. The 6-foot-1 Ponds has now taken officials to Providence, St. John’s and Creighton and is expected to pick from among those three. Shoot.
Gophers No Longer Interested In St. John's Center
#Gophers basketball cuts bait on St. John's center Chris Obekpa http://t.co/YKI9qgHP7e— Marcus R. Fuller (@GophersNow) July 6, 2015
Per Marcus, the Gophers are no longer pursuing St. John's transfer Chris Obekpa: Minnesota has a scholarship available for the 2015 class but decided the 6-foot-10 center wasn't the right fit. The Red Storm's all-time leading shot blocker is transferring because of an issue with new coach Chris Mullin's stricter rules. Personally I'm ok with this. Tying up 3 scholarships to transfers in a year where depth is an issue seemed off. Then again, this assumes they'll land an impact player if they bank it until the 2016 class too. So mileage on that TAKE may vary.
Jonathan Nwankwo Released From Letter of Intent
Just confirmed that Jonathan Nwankwo will be released from his LOI to University of MN. First reported by @TheRecruitScoop— Amelia Rayno (@AmeliaRayno) May 18, 2015
Well this is less than ideal news. It appears as though C/PF Jonathan Nwankwo has been released from his letter of intent by Minnesota. Per Marcus, it appears as though this could be due to an issue with getting Jonathan admitted to the U. This loss could prove to be relatively significant. Nwankwo is a strong inside presence who should have been able to pick up minutes at a position of need next season. For those of you unfamiliar with Nwankwo, here's part of GN's signing day profile for the 6'9" post player: Defensively ready to compete and should be a beast on the boards. The staff's job is to get his footwork perfected and help Nwankwo develop an offensive skill set. I love having toughness and tenacity in the paint, especially in the Big Ten. If Nwankwo can find his offensive niche he is going to be another great find for this 2015 recruiting class. There is no word on whether Pitino will continue to look for another late addition to the 2015 class, but Marcus is hearing that he might.
Jordan Murphy Completes 2015 Recruiting Class
Pitino Adds 7th Member of 2015 Recruiting Class with Jordan Murphy Commitment.
Sought After Recruit Ellison Chooses St. Johns over Minnesota
Malik Ellison has committed to St. Johns over Minnesota. This isn't a big surprise since the recruitment of Malik was being led by former Gophers assistant Dan McHale. Still though...boo.