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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Nate Mason at Minnesota on official visit this weekend

Posted by: Amelia Rayno under College basketball, Recruiting Updated: October 10, 2013 - 2:00 PM

Nate Mason's visit to Minnesota has officially been set as of this morning, according to a Gophers team source.

The 2014 combo guard from Georgia (who is spending his senior year at Montrose Christian in Maryland) will be the sole recruit on campus for an official this weekend.

The 5-11 Mason has previously visited Virginia and Kansas State, and could make a decision shortly after visiting Minnesota.

"I think Nate is the toughest nail and a very talented and skilled guard," his coach at Montrose, Bryan Bartley said."His toughness and his desire to win is incredible."

The Gophers have one commitment for the 2014 class in Josh Martin, a power forward from Seattle, but they have missed on a bevy of guards. The early signing period begins November 13.

Some highlights from the 3-star Mason:

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Atlanta - LP: J. Walden 4 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: H. Rondon 5
Washington - LP: J. Zimmermann 2 FINAL
Philadelphia - WP: A. Burnett 6
Chicago WSox - LP: H. Noesi 4 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: C. Kluber 7
NY Yankees - LP: A. Warren 2 FINAL
Baltimore - WP: T. McFarland 3
Pittsburgh - LP: T. Watson 5 FINAL
Cincinnati - WP: C. Partch 6
Miami - LP: H. Alvarez 1 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: Z. Wheeler 7
Toronto - WP: A. Loup 8 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: G. Balfour 5
LA Angels - WP: G. Richards 3 FINAL
Texas - LP: N. Tepesch 0
St. Louis 6 Top 7th Inning
Milwaukee 6
Boston 8 Top 8th Inning
Houston 2
Detroit 2 Bottom 9th Inning
Kansas City 1
Minnesota 1 Top 7th Inning
Colorado 5
San Diego 2 Bottom 3rd Inning
Los Angeles 1
Oakland 2 Top 4th Inning
Seattle 2
Arizona 0 Bottom 3rd Inning
San Francisco 4
D.C. 10:00 PM
San Jose
Winnipeg 34 FINAL
Montreal 33
Ottawa 7 6:57
Edmonton 1
Calgary 7/12/14 5:30 PM
Toronto
Brt Columbia 7/12/14 8:30 PM
Saskatchewan
Edmonton 7/17/14 7:30 PM
Winnipeg
Toronto 7/18/14 6:00 PM
Ottawa
Hamilton 7/18/14 9:00 PM
Calgary
Montreal 7/19/14 6:00 PM
Brt Columbia
Los Angeles 68 FINAL
New York 54
Seattle 88 FINAL
San Antonio 67
Phoenix 72 FINAL
Chicago 66

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