The Gophers are tracking in-state talent Johnny Woodard.
According to Rivals.com, assistant coach Vince Taylor will travel to Duluth Wednesday to watch the 6-4 shooting guard (class of 2012).
Woodard has excelled on the AAU scene with the Net Gain Sports program. He has scholarship offers from UW-Milwaukee and UW-Green Bay but other schools, such as Minnesota, have recently expressed interest in the prospect.
Here are some video highlights of Woodard from earlier this season. He's No. 24.
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.
The Gophers went 22-14 and reached the NCAA tournament's second round last season. But preseason predictions can't seem to look beyond the team losing three starters, including Amir Coffey and Jordan Murphy.
High school guard Ty Berry had concerns about the Gophers until he visited campus last week: "It improved my perspective on Minnesota. At first, I was a little skeptical and didn't know how I was going to like it and all that."