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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
Minnesota landed their first recruit in the 2016 recruiting cycle on Saturday, garnering a commitment from in-state forward Michael Hurt, who is considered by some to be a top 100 prospect nationally. Hurt, a standout from Marshall (MN), reportedly selected the Golden Gophers over scholarship offers from fellow Big Ten rivals Nebraska and Northwestern, among others. …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: January 17, 2015, 10:36 pm
Best Player: Deyonta Davis, Michigan State Best Potential: Deyonta Davis, Michigan State Best Scorer: Jalen Coleman-Lands, Illinois Best Shooter: Brevin Pritzl, Wisconsin Best Rebounder: Deyonta Davis, Michigan State Best Passer: Mickey Mitchell, Ohio State Best Defender: Daniel Giddens, Ohio State Best Glue Guy: D.J. Williams, Illinois Best Athlete: Corey Sanders, Rutgers 1. Ohio State Buckeyes A.J. Harris | 5′-10″ | PG | …
Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: November 22, 2014, 11:23 pm
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Author: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: November 11, 2014, 4:11 pm
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: K.J. Hassenstab
Posted: September 7, 2014, 2:43 pm

Scholarship Grid

Minnesota Basketball Scholarship Grid

Point GuardsNate Mason (So)Nate Mason (Jr)Nate Mason (Sr)Kevin Dorsey (Sr)
Kevin Dorsey (Fr)Kevin Dorsey (So)Kevin Dorsey (Jr)Jarvis Johnson (Sr)
Jarvis Johnson (Fr)Jarvis Johnson (So)Jarvis Johnson (Jr)
WingsCarlos Morris (Sr)Ahmad Gilbert (So)Ahmad Gilbert (Jr)Ahmad Gilbert (Sr)
Ahmad Gilbert (Fr)Dupree McBrayer (So)Dupree McBrayer (Jr)Dupree McBrayer (Sr)
Dupree McBrayer (Fr)Michael Hurt (Fr)Michael Hurt (So)Michael Hurt (Jr)
Amir Coffey (Fr)Amir Coffey (So)Amir Coffey (Jr)
PostsJoey King (Sr)Charles Buggs (Sr)Bakary Konate (Sr) Jonathan Nwankwo (Sr)
Charles Buggs (Jr)Reggie Lynch (Jr)Gaston Diedhiou (Sr)Jordan Murphy (Sr)
Reggie Lynch (Tr)Bakary Konate (Jr)Davonte Fitzgerald (Sr)Eric Curry (Jr)
Bakary Konate (So)Gaston Diedhiou (Jr)Reggie Lynch (Sr)
Gaston Diedhiou (So)Davonte Fitzgerald (Jr) Jonathan Nwankwo (Jr)
Jonathan Nwankwo (Fr) Jonathan Nwankwo (So)Jordan Murphy (Jr)
Davonte Fitzgerald (Tr)Jordan Murphy (So)Eric Curry (So)
Jordan Murphy (Fr)Eric Curry (Fr)

Verbal Commitments and Signings

Class of 2016

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Michael Hurt6'-7"SFMarshall (MN)HSVerbal
Amir Coffey6'-6"SGHopkins (MN)HSVerbal
Eric Curry6'-8"PFSouthwest Christian (AR)HSVerbal

Past Recruiting Classes

Class of 2015

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
Kevin Dorsey5'-11"PGMontverde Academy (FL)HSSigned
Dupree McBrayer6'-4"SGSunrise Christian (KS)PrepSigned
Jonathan Nwankwo 6'-9"CVictory Rock Prep (FL)HSSigned
Jarvis Johnson6'-1"PGDe La Salle (MN)HSSigned
Ahmad Gilbert6'-6"SFConstitution (PA)HSSigned
Jordan Murphy6'-7"PFBrennan (TX)HSSigned

Class of 2014

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
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

NameHeightPositionSchool (State)TypeStatus
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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