This is Amelia Rayno's third 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.

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Edozie planning to de-commit?

Posted by: Amelia Rayno under College basketball Updated: October 8, 2012 - 2:27 PM

Less than a week after JC recruit Daniel Edozie verbally committed to the University of Minnesota, the rumblings around town are that the big man from Texas will now soon de-commit.  

There will likely be plenty head nodding to go along with this news – after all, it was a bit baffling from the start. Edozie had not received offers from any other major schools, averaged just five points and five rebounds in his year at Tyler Junior College (Texas) and did not have a player page on Rivals, ESPN or FoxSportsNEXT (formerly Scout). A highlight video of him that circulated showed him doing drills alone in a gym and missing a significant percentage of the shots he took, strange for an edited highlight reel.

 
So what happened? No one is saying anything for certain (and Daniel Edozie’s coach, Mike Marquis has not yet returned my call), but it appears that some wires were crossed in the recruiting process and the two sides might not have been on the same page.
 
Edozie played in a junior college tournament in Texas over the weekend, and according to word on the street, did not perform very well.
 
Along the same lines, Minnesota has its eyes on several other big men they really like – including Chiciago’s Gavin Schilling and Toledo’s Nigel Hayes -- and realistically need some very strong candidates, with Rodney Williams and Trevor Mbakwe graduating after this season. It doesn't seem to make sense, considering Edozie's skill level, to insert him in one of those roles.
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