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Graduate transfer point guard plans to visit Gophers next month

Graduate transfer point guard plans to visit Gophers next month

Alabama-Birmingham junior point guard Nick Norton, a graduate transfer, expects to visit Minnesota in May. He's also considering Purdue, Ohio State and Mississippi


U recruits still excited about program despite assistants leaving

U recruits still excited about program despite assistants leaving

Gophers recruits Daniel Oturu, Gabe Kalscheur and Jarvis Omersa are still excited about joining the program after local recruiter and assistant Ben Johnson left for Xavier on Tuesday.


Springs praises his former coach and new U assistant Rob Jeter

Springs praises his former coach and new U assistant Rob Jeter

Former Gophers and Milwaukee guard Akeem Springs has high praise for newly hired Minnesota assistant coach Rob Jeter.


Gophers assistant Kimani Young headed to join UConn staff

Kevin Dorsey stood on the court with assistant coach Kimani Young in 2016

Young had come to Minnesota from Florida International with Richard Pitino and was credited for landing four-star recruit Isaiah Washington for the Gophers.


Gophers recruit Oturu makes Nike Summit World Select team

Gophers recruit Oturu makes Nike Summit World Select team

Gophers recruit and Cretin-Derham Hall senior center Daniel Oturu was invited Tuesday to play for the Nike Hoop Summit World Select team.


Nate Mason represents Gophers winning 3-on-3 national title

Nate Mason represents Gophers winning 3-on-3 national title

Gophers senior guard Nate Mason led the Big Ten team to a 3-on-3 national championship Sunday in San Antonio. The prize was $50,000.


Pitino talks Final Four, Michigan, his father coaching and more

Pitino talks Final Four, Michigan, his father coaching and more

Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino talked this week about Michigan, the 2019 Final Four in Minneapolis, transfers, if his father will coach next season and more in a Q&A with the Star Tribune.


Florida star point guard chooses Badgers over Gophers, Rutgers

Tai Strickland committed to the University of Wisconsin on Tuesday, but he was also considering the Gophers and Rutgers.

St. Petersburg (Fla.) senior point guard Tai Strickland, who had Minnesota as a finalist, committed to Wisconsin on Tuesday.


Gophers recruit Oturu: 'I want to be able to turn my program around'

Gophers recruit Oturu: 'I want to be able to turn my program around'

Cretin-Derham Hall center Daniel Oturu, who plays for a state title Saturday night against Apple Valley, talked about his senior year and how he can help the Gophers next season


Star Florida point guard has Gophers in final three, sets visit

Star Florida point guard has Gophers in final three, sets visit

Three-star St. Petersburg senior point guard Tai Strickland, son of former NBA guard Rod Strickland, schedules a visit with the Gophers after listing them among his three finalists


Ex-Gopher Damian Johnson has success in first year as prep coach

Ex-Gopher Damian Johnson has success in first year as prep coach

Former Gophers player Damian Johnson will coach his North St. Paul boys' basketball team against top-seeded Cretin-Derham Hall on Saturday in the Class 4A sectional playoffs


Big Ten tournament starts; Washington's last chance to play in NYC with Gophers this year

Gophers freshman Isaiah Washington

Gophers freshman Isaiah Washington gets one last chance to play in front of his home state fans in the Big Ten tournament at Madison Square Garden


Mason, Konate miss practice; Pitino frustrated by New York trip

Mason, Konate miss practice; Pitino frustrated by New York trip

Nate Mason (hip) and Bakary Konate (flu) missed practice but are expected to play in Wednesday's Big Ten tournament game vs. Rutgers at Madison Square Garden.


High-scoring guards battle: Will Mason or Edwards put up 30-plus?

Nate Mason drove against Glynn Watson Jr. of Nebraska.

Purdue sophomore Carsen Edwards and Minnesota senior Nate Mason exploded for 40 and 33 points in their last game, respectively. Can they both surpass the 30-point mark again Sunday?


Pitino's first full Gophers recruiting class to be honored on Senior Night

Minnesota guard Nate Mason walks on the court during an NCAA college basketball game against Maryland in College Park, Md., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.

Gophers seniors Nate Mason, Bakary Konate and Gaston Diedhiou, the last players from Richard Pitino's 2014 recruiting class, will be honored Wednesday against Iowa


Gophers' Coffey has successful shoulder surgery

Sophomore guard Amir Coffey, the Gophers’ third-leading scorer at 14 points per game, missed his third consecutive game against Nebraska on Tuesday.

Gophers sophomore guard Amir Coffey underwent successful surgery on his right shoulder Wednesday. Recovery time is 4-6 months, which should have him ready for next season.


Wisconsin brings Minnesota flavor into Border Battle with Gophers

Wisconsin's Nate Reuvers (35), who played at Lakeville North, is one of several Badgers from Minnesota.

Wisconsin has two starters from Minnesota with Brad Davison and Nate Reuvers. The Gophers have one Minnesota starter with Michael Hurt.


Could Gophers basketball get roster help for game vs. Wisconsin?

Could Gophers basketball get roster help for game vs. Wisconsin?

Gophers coach Richard Pitino hopes starting guards Amir Coffey and Dupree McBrayer can return soon after both missing the last two games with injuries


Gophers face the Big Ten's top NBA prospects in Michigan State's Bridges, Jackson

Michigan State's Miles Bridges (22) and Joshua Langford (1) celebrate following a 68-65 win over Purdue in an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday,

Leading Michigan State against the Gophers on Tuesday night are Miles Bridges and Jaren Jackson Jr., the top two NBA prospects in the Big Ten


Top combo guard in 2018 class Anfernee Simons could visit Gophers

Top combo guard in 2018 class Anfernee Simons could visit Gophers

Five-star IMG Academy (Fla.) senior Anfernee Simons has an option to declare for NBA Draft or go to college. Minnesota is reportedly on his list of schools