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Rayno: Pitino gets junior college point guard for Gophers

  • Blog Post by: Amelia Rayno
  • May 7, 2013 - 12:43 PM

It looks like an official announcement welcoming JUCO Dre Mathieu to the Minnesota hoops family is just around the corner.

He would be new Gophers coach Richard Pitino's second recruit for the 2013-14 season. Daquein McNeil signed with MInnesota two weeks ago.

The 5-11 Mathieu, who visited the Minneapolis campus last weekend, said on Monday via text message that he would be making his decision on Tuesday -- choosing between Minnesota, Ole Miss and Pepperdine, his last three schools after eliminating Memphis. A teammate at Central Arizona, Calvin Bonner, tweeted late Tuesday morning that Mathieu had chosen the Gophers.

The committment would give Minnesota a true point guard and a plethora of options at that position between Andre Hollins, McNeil and Maverick Ahanmisi. 

The Gophers still have two remaining scholarships available for next year.

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