As expected, Colorado point guard Josh Perkins committed to Gonzaga on Saturday morning.
The Gophers were among Perkins' top 3 finalists, but by all accounts had cooled off on the Huntington Prep senior. Minnesota is also recruiting floor generals Tyus Jones, Lourawls Nairn and Alex Robinson for that class, all of whom seem to be high priorities.
Perkins announced his decision in dramatic fashion, appearing on Denver's NBC affiliate station and committing to Gonzaga coach Mark Few on live television.
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.