That marks another near-miss for new Gophers coach Richard Pitino. Macura, a 6-5 shooting guard and the No. 104 recruit in the country per Rivals.com, visited Xavier two weekends ago. He was offered a scholarship by Pitino in July.
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.