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After a weekend official visit to Texas, Cristo Rey Jesuit (MN) post Jericho Sims verbally committed to Texas. Sims is considered a top 100 player by many sources, and picked the Longhorns over Minnesota (where his father played) and other high-majors. At 6′-9″, Sims has plenty of room to add to his frame without losing the …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 31, 2016, 12:55 am
West Virginia got on the board for the 2018 recruiting cycle, picking up a pledge from 5′-11″ point guard Jordan McCabe of Kaukauna (WI). McCabe picked the Mountaineers over a host of offers, including from high-major programs like DePaul, Missouri and Minnesota. Considered a contender for top-150 status in the 2018 class nationally, McCabe was the …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 17, 2016, 3:15 am
Two weeks after trimming his list to eleven high-major programs, 6′-8 forward Kris Wilkes (the No. 17 prospect nationally) of North Central (IN) chopped his list even further on Sunday night. Now, only Indiana, Illinois, UCLA, Connecticut and Xavier are the schools left in the mix for Wilkes. A star forward for the UA Indy Hoosiers …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 15, 2016, 3:35 am
After the third college basketball recruiting “live” period in July concluded, commitments and narrowed recruiting lists have come in a steady clip over the last week. Arguably the most notable news was Washington bypassing Auburn (who bolstered the previous top ranked group by adding Chuma Okeke just a week ago) for the No. 1 recruiting …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: August 1, 2016, 2:28 am
Best Player: Miles Bridges, Michigan State Best Potential: Miles Bridges, Michigan State Best Scorer: Miles Bridges, Michigan State Best Shooter: Kevin Huerter, Maryland Best Rebounder: Nick Ward, Michigan State Best Passer: Xavier Simpson, Michigan Best Defender: Nick Ward, Michigan State Best Glue Guy: Lamar Stevens, Penn State Best Athlete: Miles Bridges, Michigan State 1. Michigan State Spartans Cassius Winston | 6′-1″ | PG …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: December 10, 2015, 11:26 pm
Throughout his brief tenure as head coach at Minnesota, Richard Pitino has worked to build the roster to fit his goal and style of play, which hasn’t been an easy transition. Additionally, while the Gophers have picked up players at the back end of the top 100, they still haven’t truly landed an elite prospect. …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: September 21, 2015, 11:49 am

Scholarship Grid

Minnesota Basketball Scholarship Grid

Position2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020
Point GuardsDarin Haugh (Sr)Nate Mason (Sr)
Nate Mason (Jr)
WingsAkeem Springs (Sr)Ahmad Gilbert (Jr)Ahmad Gilbert (Sr)Amir Coffey (Sr)
Ahmad Gilbert (So)Dupree McBrayer (Jr)Dupree McBrayer (Sr)
Dupree McBrayer (So)Amir Coffey (So)Amir Coffey (Jr)
Amir Coffey (Fr)
PostsReggie Lynch (Jr)Bakary Konate (Sr)Jordan Murphy (Sr)Eric Curry (Sr)
Bakary Konate (Jr)Gaston Diedhiou (Sr)Eric Curry (Jr)Michael Hurt (Sr)
Gaston Diedhiou (Jr)Davonte Fitzgerald (Sr)Michael Hurt (Jr)
Davonte Fitzgerald (Jr)Reggie Lynch (Sr)
Jordan Murphy (So)Jordan Murphy (Jr)
Eric Curry (Fr)Eric Curry (So)
Michael Hurt (Fr)Michael Hurt (So)

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