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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Terry Larrier includes Gophers on list of ten

Posted by: Amelia Rayno under College basketball, Gophers players Updated: August 8, 2013 - 2:06 PM

Gophers target and 2014 recruit Terry Larrier condensed his list of schools to ten, including the Gophers in a still-wide range of schools.

According to, the 6-8 wing listed Minnesota among Penn State, Marquette, UConn, Florida State, Miami, St. John’s, VCU, Florida and Seton Hall as schools he is seriously considering going forward.

Larrier’s recruitment started slow but really took off in July, when he impressed scores of high-major coaches on the national AAU scene. He would bring some much-needed size to the Gophers, whose recruiting efforts have been guard-heavy early on. The New York native is currently ranked No. 38 in the nation according to Rivals.

His AAU coach, Terrance “Munch” Williams told Zagsblog that Larrier plans to visit St. John’s and UConn this month, although no exact plans have been made.

The Gophers have made a handful of their targets’ short lists lately, including Wade Baldwin, Josh Martin, Josh Perkins and Ja’Quan Newton, before the latter committed to Miami yesterday. Minnesota still has yet to land any recruits for 2014.

*Also: Gophers coach Richard Pitino posted a new blog on Wednesday in which he graded his players on their summer work and offered other insights. You can read it right here.

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