Richard Pitino posted his second official blog of the summer this afternoon as he returned from a recruiting trip over the weekend.
In this edition, he discusses his recruiting philosophy for July -- stating that while some coaches believe the evaluation period isn't critical for securing potential recruits, he feels it is a "necessary step."
Pitino also briefly discusses what's going on with the team, which has been doing individual instruction for the last two weeks. He also notes the non-conference schedule will come out Tuesday.
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.