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Gophers' new freshman point guard follows path of former U star

Gophers' new freshman point guard follows path of former U star

Point guard Bryan Greenlee played in the same high school league as former Gophers star Nate Mason, who was also an underrated recruit.


Gophers add point guard depth with three-star Florida senior

Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino got some extra ball-handling help Thursday night with the commitment of Rock School (Fla.) three-star senior p

Rock School (Fla.) three-star senior guard Bryan Greenlee announced Thursday night he committed to play for the Gophers next season.


Gophers basketball to host Clemson in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Gophers basketball to host Clemson in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Big Ten/ACC Challenge opponent announced Thursday with the Gophers hosting Clemson on Dec. 2. Minnesota has five high-major opponents in nonconference play so far in 2019-20.


Coffey's choice: Three reasons to stay at the U (and three to turn pro)

Minnesota's Amir Coffey (5) drives past Michigan State's Aaron Henry (11) during the first half of a second round men's college basketball game in the

Gophers star Amir Coffey is weighing the decision to stay in college for his senior year or turn pro to try getting drafted by the NBA this summer. He needs to make his final decision by 11 p.m.


U recruit Ihnen not sure he'll play for German U20 national team

U recruit Ihnen not sure he'll play for German U20 national team

Gophers top basketball recruit Isaiah Ihnen's first priority is to get to Minnesota as soon as he can this summer.


Pitino still seeks guard; U hosts player who decommitted from Nebraska

Pitino still seeks guard; U hosts player who decommitted from Nebraska

Gophers hosted three-star New Hampton School (N.H.) guard Mika Adams-Woods on an official visit this week, but he is still hearing from other schools. Minnesota looking to put finishing touches on 2019 class.


'Jelly home.' Ex-Gophers point guard Washington transfers to Iona

'Jelly home.' Ex-Gophers point guard Washington transfers to Iona

Former Gophers point guard Isaiah Washington, a four-star point guard from New York City, will transfer to Iona College, the Star Tribune confirmed Wednesday night.


Interest booms in state basketball stars from 'Power Five' schools

Interest booms in state basketball stars from 'Power Five' schools

The Gophers get stiffer competition for several 2020, 2021 and 2022 prospects after Power Five scholarship offers pile up this spring. Several local targets play Friday through Sunday in the Battle at the Lakes tournament in the Twin Cities.


With six newcomers, what's the U's projected basketball lineup?

Gophers head coach Richard Pitino

The Gophers men's basketball team early projected lineup and roster looks much different with six newcomers and no decision yet on Amir Coffey staying in the draft.


Five-star junior Suggs on Gophers: 'They'll always be in the mix'

Five-star junior Suggs on Gophers: 'They'll always be in the mix'

Minnehaha Academy and Grassroots Sizzle five-star junior Jalen Suggs talked recently about his spring AAU season, the Gophers, senior Matthew Hurt's decision and more


Gophers add 6-9 German prospect Ihnen to 2019 class

Gophers add 6-9 German prospect Ihnen to 2019 class

Isaiah Ihnen, who visited Texas Christian over the weekend, said that Minnesota's coaching staff was able to keep him from signing with TCU with a great sales pitch.


Keeping current grad transfer rule could help Gophers recruit

Keeping current grad transfer rule could help Gophers recruit

Drexel graduate transfer Alihan Demir is on his official visit with the Gophers. A proposed rule change was also rejected Friday that had grad transfers using up a two-year scholarship for schools.


U loses recruiting battle for top point guard; German prospect to visit

U loses recruiting battle for top point guard; German prospect to visit

The Gophers lost out to Wichita State for four-star point guard Grant Sherfield; A prospect from Germany and a graduate transfer from Drexel are set for visits.


Pitino still looking to add players as late signing period begins

Pitino still looking to add players as late signing period begins

The Gophers still have scholarships to offer for next season, and coach Richard Pitino is looking to add experience to the roster, especially in the frontcourt.


Northeastern grad transfer from Cretin-Derham Hall hears from Gophers

Northeastern grad transfer from Cretin-Derham Hall hears from Gophers

Graduate transfer and former Cretin-Derham Hall guard Donnell Gresham Jr., who played for Northeastern this season, hopes to visit the Gophers. But Gresham scheduled trips to Loyola-Chicago and Georgia first.


Ex-Washington State guard makes trip from Hawaii to see Tony Bennett's Final Four run

Ex-Washington State guard makes trip from Hawaii to see Tony Bennett's Final Four run

Flying from Hawaii to Minneapolis, former Washington State guard Derrick Low will enjoy watching his ex-coach Tony Bennett play for the national championship Monday vs. Texas Tech at U.S. Bank Stadium


Pitino gets two-year extension, small raise from Gophers

Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino

Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino, who won an NCAA tournament game this season, agrees to two-year extension through the 2023-24 season. Contract is pending approval by U regents.


Gophers land 6-foot-10 Texas big man Sam Freeman for 2019 class

Gophers land 6-foot-10 Texas big man Sam Freeman for 2019 class

Northwest High School three-star senior center Sam Freeman announced Thursday he was signing with the Gophers for the 2019 recruiting class.


Here for Final Four, Haskins feels the love from former U players

Here for Final Four, Haskins feels the love from former U players

Former Gophers basketball coach Clem Haskins saw former players and assistants Wednesday night while back in town for the Final Four.


Murphy's week gets busier with 3-on-3 tournament at Mall of America

Murphy's week gets busier with 3-on-3 tournament at Mall of America

Gophers senior forward Jordan Murphy will be playing with the Big Ten team at the 3-on-3 national championship Friday through Sunday at Mall of America. Ex-Gopher Nate Mason was on the winning team last year in San Antonio.