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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Alex Foster is headed to Minnesota

Posted by: Amelia Rayno under College basketball, Gophers players Updated: October 13, 2012 - 6:01 PM

 

Alex Foster, photo credit, ESPN

Alex Foster, photo credit, ESPN

 

The Gophers knocked a second recruit off their wish list Saturday, getting a verbal commitment from Chicago recruit Alex Foster around 5 p.m.

Foster, who is a former teammate of the other 2013 Gopher recruit, Alvin Ellis, announced on his Twitter account that he would be joining the University of Minnesota next year.

"Its official im a Golden Gopher!" he tweeted. 

Foster has plenty of potential, and at 6-8, 200 pounds, a good frame to grow into. He still needs to get tougher in the paint. He could play at small forward or power forward, depending on how the Gophers decide to use him.

The Gophers are seeking one more forward along with Foster to help them replace Trevor Mbakwe and Rodney Williams after they graduate. Still on the wishlist is Gavin Schilling, another former teammate of Foster and Ellis' at Chicago's DeLaSalle. Foster currently goes to Seton Academy while Schilling attends Findlay Prep in Nevada.

 

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