Gophers target Alex Robinson cuts Minnesota from consideration
August 28, 2013 — 7:40am
Point guard Alex Robinson has cut his list to six and the Gophers are not on the list.
According to Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog.com, the Texas native is now focusing only on the following schools: Memphis, Pittsburgh, Texas A&M, TCU, Vanderbilt and Florida State.
The 6-1 Robinson was one of the main point guard targets for the Gophers since Ja'Quan Newton committed to Miami.
Richard Pitino and the new Gophers staff have cast a wide recruiting net since coming to Minnesota this spring, particularly with point guards, and that variance is proving necessary as floor generals fall off the board. On Saturday, Josh Perkins -- who the Gophers offered, but grew less interested in -- committed to Gonzaga.
The top point guard target currently is the lightning-quick Lourawls Nairn, who has the Gophers on a list of three that also includes Indiana and Oklahoma. Nairn has said he hopes to commit somewhere before the fall signing period.
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.
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