Marcus Fuller | Star Tribune
Reporter | Gophers basketball

Marcus Fuller covers Gophers men's basketball and college basketball for the Star Tribune. He has 13 years of experience covering Twin Cities college and professional sports. 

Fuller joined the Star Tribune in 2016 after 11 years covering Gophers sports – and just about every other team and league in town -- for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Before making the Twin Cities his home, he spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Fuller grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State.


German teen to join Turkish transfer on Gophers basketball team

With Drexel graduate transfer Alihan Demir (left), a versatile 6-9, 230-pound forward from Turkey, and Isaiah Ihnen (right), a 6-9 German with guard skills, the Gophers went international this spring to bolster the roster for next season.


Gophers land Drexel forward as grad transfer to help beef up post play

Alihan Demir, who made official visits to Minnesota and Kansas State last month, announced his decision on Twitter. The 6-9, 230-pound forward could make an immediate impact in 2019-20 for Minnesota.


Gophers' Coffey invited to NBA G League Elite camp

Amir Coffey, who led the Gophers in scoring and assists, will compete to be among a group of draft-eligible players added to the NBA combine based on their performance at the G League camp May 12-14.


Gophers looking at Drexel forward and other graduate transfers

The Drexel forward might be just the first to check out the U campus.


Gophers, Pitino turn focus to 2020 after being shut out by state's Class of '19

With Rochester's Matthew Hurt set to announce his college choice - which will not be Minnesota - coach Richard Pitino has turned the page to 2020. Can he be more successful with another group that's attracting national attention?


Freeman signs with Gophers basketball, is another 6-10 option at center

Sam Freeman, who picked the Gophers over Virginia Tech earlier this month, averaged 13.5 points, 11 rebounds and 1.5 blocks this season for his prep team in Texas.


New contract in hand, Pitino gears up for another recruiting push

The Gophers have up to four scholarships still available for the Class of 2019 with the spring recruiting period starting Wednesday.


Fresh off tournament, Richard Pitino poised for big decisions on next Gophers roster

Four, possibly five, slots to be filled in next month.


Gophers basketball will play Oklahoma next season in Sioux Falls

This will be the third game for the Gophers at the Sanford Pentagon, which included playing Oklahoma State in 2015 and Vanderbilt in 2016.


This year's tournament signals a new era for NCAA basketball

College Basketball Insider: Successful teams take a page from the past to build winners for the future.