New blog post from Richard Pitino emphasizing positivity
September 18, 2013 — 6:44am
The newest blog from Gophers coach Richard Pitino is up, making positivity -- and ignoring those early pre-season rankings that don't give Minnesota much love -- the theme with the players back on campus after summer break.
The Gophers held two one-hour practices this week and worked on what Pitino calls their "white" press -- a full court press where the power forward guards the inbounder with the goal of the guard inbounder being to force a speed dribble. It will be interesting to soon start to see all of the hard work and hours of conditioning in action, with the season just around the corner. Should be a significant change -- at least in style -- from what we saw last season.
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.