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Gophers offer fifth local 2018 prospect in Orono PF Jarvis Thomas

Orono’s Jarvis Thomas (10) blocks a shot by De La Salle’s Goanar Mar in the second half of the boys’ basketball Class 3A Section 6 championship game at Chanhassen High School. Thomas scored 20 points (on scoreboard, check against boxscore) in Orono’s 71-68 loss. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine

Orono three-star power forward Jarvis Thomas received a scholarship offer from the home state Gophers after his unofficial visit Wednesday

DeLaSalle star Kalscheur visits U, but says he isn't close to decision

Gophers 2018 target and DeLaSalle guard Gabe Kalscheur took an unofficial visit Monday to see the Gophers' facilities.

Early look for fans: Next season's Gophers in summer league play

Jordan Murphy (3) dunked the ball in the first half against Michigan.

Freshman guard Isaiah Washington will make his local debut on a team with All-Big Ten forward Jordan Murphy. Nate Mason and Amir Coffey are teammates and Apple Valley star Tre Jones has two Minnesota teammates.

New Gophers Washington, Stockman joining team on campus

The four-star freshman from New York City and reserve transfer from Louisville are the last two members of the basketball team to arrive in the Twin Cities.

Gophers to host Miami at the Barn in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Minnesota guard Amir Coffey (5) looks to take a shot past Rutgers forward Issa Thiam, (35) of Senegal, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Piscataway, N.J.

The Gophers will host Miami (Fla.) at Williams Arena in November in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge for men's basketball, the conference announced Thursday

Richard Pitino surprised to see Thad Matta out at Ohio State

Ohio State coach Thad Matta talks with a referee during their NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. Matta stepped down on Monday.

Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino talked Monday on the radio about Ohio State and Thad Matta parting ways

U's Hurt to play for Hall of Famer Larry Brown on summer foreign tour

Gophers forward Michael Hurt to play in August for USA East Coast basketball team coached by Hall of Famer Larry Brown

Gophers men's basketball to play at Arkansas on Dec. 9

To finish a home-and-home series Minnesota will play Dec. 9 at Arkansas during the 2017-18 men's basketball season

Q&A: Freshman Harris brings shooting, leadership to U basketball

Jamir Harris

Before joining the Gophers this week, Patrick School (N.J.) guard Jamir Harris talked about his senior year, expectations for his new team and more

Pitino at Gophers fan event: "The goal is to win a Big Ten title"

Richard Pitino

Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino talked to fans Monday about high expectations for his team coming off a 24-win and NCAA tournament season

Ex-Gophers player helps Jarvis Thomas turn into a high-major talent

Former Gophers center Jonathan Williams provided guidance for Orono junior Jarvis Thomas, who is now a major-college prospect and dunking sensation

Gophers target Kalscheur talks Howard Pulley's hot start and the U

Juniors Gabe Kalscheur, Tre Jones and Gophers commit Daniel Oturu have led Howard Pulley's AAU team to 17 consecutive wins

Gophers guard Mason still hasn't returned to full workouts after tournament injury

Guard Nate Mason

Coach Richard Pitino that Mason has been doing some standstill shooting drills, but that the hip injury suffered against Middle Tennessee State "was a lot worse injury than even I thought it was."

Gophers recruit Washington wins all-star three-point contest

Team Clutch''s Isaiah Washington in action against Team Drive in the Under Armour Elite 24 game on Saturday, August 20, 2016 in Brooklyn

Gophers point guard recruit Isaiah "Jelly" Washington wins three-point contest and scores 25 points at all-star game in Long Beach, Calif.

Pitino's extension makes an impression on Gophers commit Oturu

Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino's extension announced Wednesday shows top local recruits even more program stability

Becoming a bigger deal: Pitino's Gophers to make three trips to New York

Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino was named Big Ten Coach of the Year on Monday.

The Gophers will play in a four-team tournament around Thanksgiving and then will return twice to play at Madison Square Garden when the Big Ten season starts.

Minnesota Mr. Basketball McKinley Wright commits to Colorado

Former Dayton recruit and Champlin Park senior point guard McKinley Wright announced his commitment to Colorado on Friday.

Pitino offers 2018 scholarship to Pennsylvania power forward

Four-star forward Jake Forrester from Harrisburg, Pa. says he received a scholarship offer from the Gophers on Monday

Apple Valley's Tre Jones says 'great to see' Gophers making major strides

Apple Valley 2018 standout Tre Jones talked Gophers facilities and recruiting during his big opening AAU weekend with Howard Pulley at Nike EYBL in Hampton, Va.

Gophers commit Oturu, other targets start AAU league play Friday

Gophers commit Daniel Oturu starts Nike EYBL season Friday in Hampton, Va.; Richard Pitino and staff begin the open recruiting period.