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.
#shoutout to my brother @driiiiizzzzzyyy he took over here at Cac now he's going to take over in Minnesota congrats on your commitment bro!!
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.
This is Amelia Rayno's fifth season on the Gophers men's basketball beat. She learned college basketball in North Carolina (Go Tar Heels!), where fanhood is not an option. In 2010, she joined the Star Tribune after graduating from Boston's Emerson College, which sadly had no exciting D-I college hoops to latch onto. Amelia has also worked on the sports desk at the Boston Globe and interned at the Detroit News.