Reporter | Gophers basketball

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.


Five Minnesotans have made themselves eligible for the NBA draft

Jalen Suggs, Jericho Sims, Matthew Hurt, McKinley Wright and Steffon Mitchell hope to hear their names called Thursday.


Confident Suggs should be a top-five pick in NBA draft

Former Minnehaha Academy and Gonzaga star Jalen Suggs will be the highest choice from the state since Hibbing's Kevin McHale, a former Gopher, went third in 1980.


Totino-Grace forward becomes second Minnesota hoops senior to pick Iowa State

Demarion Watson was pursued earlier by the Gophers and made an unofficial visit this summer. He chose the Cyclones, who were winless in the Big 12 last season.


Gophers' Johnson trying to balance search for players this season, next

Seven seniors are lined up to play in 2021-22, which could result in a large 2022 freshman class.


Gophers transfer excited for challenge of jump from Division II

Former Navy forward Danny Ogele spent last two seasons at Division II Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania. "I'm a guy who can do a lot of things for your team," he says.


When the Fab Five came to town and changed the game for good

Christian Laettner's Duke team won the NCAA title in the Metrodome 30 years ago. But until that happened, the spotlight was on Michigan's trailblazing Fab Five.


Ihnen's season-ending knee injury sidelines one of Gophers' two returning players

A Gophers men's basketball frontcourt already razor thin was dealt a significant blow when junior forward Isaiah Ihnen suffered the injury in practice this week.


Ex-North Carolina center Manley turns pro, eliminating chances of transferring to Gophers

Sterling Manley had several discussions with new Gophers coach Ben Johnson but has seen his pro stock rise in recent weeks.


2020 NBA draft revisited: Where the Minnesotans were picked

The state produced one first-rounder and three second-rounders last year.


With Jalen Suggs and Co., NBA prospects from Minnesota 'starting to rain down now'

A record four Minnesotans were picked in the 2020 NBA draft, and Suggs leads a list of prospects heading into this summer's draft.