Tubby Smith picked up his second recruit from the 2010 class Wednesday night when Austin Hollins, a 6-4 wing from Germantown, Tenn., verbally committed to the program.
"Committed to Minnesota tonight!" Hollins said via text. Hollins, the son of Memphis coach Lionel Hollins, told me earlier this week that Minnesota was still No. 1 after he took an official visit to the school last weekend.
The Gophers have one more scholarship for the 2010 class. They're seeking a point guard.
Marcus 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, Marcus spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Marcus grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State. Follow Fuller on Twitter @Marcus_R_Fuller.
Freshman guard Isaiah Washington will make his local debut on a team with All-Big Ten forward Jordan Murphy. Nate Mason and Amir Coffey are teammates and Apple Valley star Tre Jones has two Minnesota teammates.