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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Carlos "Squirrel" Morris commits to the University of Minnesota

Posted by: Amelia Rayno under College basketball, Gophers players Updated: October 29, 2013 - 10:47 AM

The "Squirrel" has become a Gopher.

A source confirmed that Carlos "Squirrel" Morris committed to the Unversity of Minnesota on Monday, shortly before Morris announced the news himself on Twitter.

The 6-4 JUCO shooting guard is the Gophers' third recruit for the 2014 class. He joins Seattle power forward Josh Martin and Georgia guard Nate Mason.

"I just felt like it was the best spot for me," Morris said, via text message.

Morris officially visited the University of Alabama-Birmingham this weekend and committed to the Gophers' staff shortly after returning.

The 6-4 three-star recruit is currently attending Chipola Junior College in Florida. His quickness and athleticism stand to benefit in coach Richard Pitino's uptempo system.

Here's video of Morris:

 

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