Richard Pitino's present isn't exactly full of posies these days, but the future, anyway, just got a little brighter.
Forward Michael Hurt (2016) committed to Pitino and Minnesota late Friday night, a source confirmed on Saturday morning.
Pat Ruff of the Rochester Post-Bulletin first reported the news.
Hurt, a 6-foot-6 Rochester John Marshall junior, is in Rivals' top-150 players for that class. Both Pitino and assistant coach Ben Johnson watched Hurt play vs. Fairbault on Friday night. Afterward, Hurt made his commitment.
"I talk to Coach Johnson a lot, he’s been the main one recruiting me, and I’ve talked to Coach Pitino a lot more since they offered me," Hurt told Rivals' Ryan James. "I really like Coach Pitino’s style. People compare it a lot to (Florida coach) Billy Donovan’s up-tempo style."
Hurt also had offers from Nebraska, Northwestern, Northern Iowa and Princeton among others.