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Minnesota’s 2015 recruiting class has jumped to three members, as 6′-9″ post Jonathan Nwankwo committed on Friday. Nwankwo is considered a high-potential big man, not unlike another freshman in the program currently. Nwankwo plays at Victory Rock Prep (FL), and is originally from New York. His addition to Minnesota is no surprise, given their coaching staff’s strong ties ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: September 7, 2014, 2:43 pm
Minnesota now has two recruits verbally committed for the 2015 recruiting cycle, as shooting guard Dupree McBrayer committed, according to multiple reports. A left-handed scoring guard, McBrayer joins top-100 point guard Kevin Dorsey in the early class for Richard Pitino and his staff. McBrayer has made his college decision, but still needs to announce where he’ll be ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: August 23, 2014, 2:42 pm
On Monday, August 4th, the Twin Cities Classic announced its star-filled roster for the charity event, which takes place on Sunday, August 10 at Woodbury High School in Woodbury, MN. The Twin Cities Classic is a high school basketball event in partnership with the American Cancer Society. 100% of proceeds go to charity. The Twin ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: August 6, 2014, 3:17 am
94. Kevin DORSEY Height: 6’-0” Weight: 170 Position: PG High School (State): Paul VI (VA) Club Team (Affiliation): Team Takeover (Nike) Commitment: Minnesota Gophers Breakdown: Minnesota head coach Richard Pitino’s first top-100 commit, Kevin Dorsey, is a significant recruit for the Gophers as their program morphs to fit Pitino’s vision. Dorsey, who picked Minnesota over Nebraska ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: August 1, 2014, 3:43 am
99. Alex ILLIKAINEN Height: 6’-9” Weight: 220 Position: PF High School (State): Brewster Academy (NH) Club Team (Affiliation): Howard Pulley (Nike) Breakdown: After dominating the competition at Grand Rapids (MN), Illikainen has transferred to one of the most prestigious prep school programs in the nation at Brewster Academy, which has produced a bevy of elite ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: July 29, 2014, 3:54 am
Going back to Cali’ 6′-6″ wing forward Josh Jackson, currently in the 2016 class, in considered by some to be the top prospect nationally in the class. He lead Consortium (MI) to a Class C state championship as a sophomore, and averaged 28 points, 15 rebounds and 6 assists per game. He eschewed more traditional AAU powerhouses ...
Author: Kellon Hassenstab
Posted: July 14, 2014, 3:38 am

Scholarship Grid

Minnesota Basketball Scholarship Grid

Point GuardsDeandre Mathieu (Sr)Nate Mason (So)Nate Mason (Jr)Nate Mason (Sr)
Nate Mason (Fr)Kevin Dorsey (Fr)Kevin Dorsey (So)Kevin Dorsey (Jr)
WingsAndre Hollins (Sr)Carlos Morris (Sr)Zach Lofton (Sr)Dupree McBrayer (Jr)
Carlos Morris (Jr)Zach Lofton (Jr)Daquein McNeil (Sr)
Zach Lofton (Tr)Daquein McNeil (Jr)Dupree McBrayer (So)
Daquein McNeil (So)Dupree McBrayer (Fr)
PostsMaurice Walker (Sr)Joey King (Sr)Charles Buggs (Sr)Bakary Konate (Sr)
Elliott Eliason (Sr)Charles Buggs (Jr)Bakary Konate (Jr)Josh Martin (Sr)
Joey King (Jr)Bakary Konate (So)Josh Martin (Jr) Jonathan Nwankwo (Jr)
Charles Buggs (So)Josh Martin (So) Jonathan Nwankwo (So)
Bakary Konate (Fr) Jonathan Nwankwo (Fr)
Josh Martin (Fr)

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2015

School (State)
Kevin Dorsey5'-11"PGMontverde Academy (FL)HSVerbal
Dupree McBrayer6'-4"SGSunrise Christian (KS)PrepVerbal
Jonathan Nwankwo 6'-9"CVictory Rock Prep (FL)HSVerbal
Jarvis Johnson6'-1"PGDe La Salle (MN)HSVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2014

School (State)
Nate Mason6'-1"PGArlington Country Day (FL)HSSigned
Josh Martin6'-7"PFBothell (WA)HSSigned
Carlos Morris6'-5"SFChipola College (FL)JCSigned
Gaston Diedhious6'-9"CCanarias Basketball Academy (ESP)PrepSigned
Bakary Konate6'-11"CSunrise Christian (KS)HSSigned

Class of 2013

School (State)
Daquein McNeil6'-3"SGVermont Academy (VT)HSVerbal
Dre Mathieu5'-10"PG Central Arizona JC (AZ)JCSigned

Class of 2012

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Wally Ellenson 6′-5″ SG Rice Lake (WI) HS Signed
Charles Buggs 6′-8″ PF Hargrave Military Academy (VA) HS Signed

Class of 2011

Name Height Position School (State) Type Status
Andre Hollins 6′-2″ PG White Station (TN) HS Signed
Joe Coleman 6′-4″ SG Hopkins (MN) HS Signed
Julian Welch 6′-2″ PG Yuba City CC (CA) JC Signed
Andre Ingram 6′-7″ PF Butler CC (KS) JC Signed

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