Live Chat! Read the replay on the conversation on Mbakwe's dominance, Ellenson as a factor in the mix and the schedule so far
December 12, 2012 — 1:15pm
Good morning, folks. I'm allowed to call it morning because I finished work and got to bed somewhere around 2:30 am this morning. But I will shake off all of my fatigue and be here for you at noon to answer your every question on Gophers basketball (and maybe a couple on Bigfoot too).
Between Trevor Mbakwe's recent resurgence and the frontcourt controversy, the decision of coach Tubby Smith not to redshirt Wally Ellenson, the development of the starting five and the Big Ten schedule ahead, there's plenty to discuss. So drop your lunch plans and spend an hour with me talkin' Gophers hoops.
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.