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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Recruiting update on Josh Perkins

Posted by: Amelia Rayno under College basketball, Gophers players Updated: January 20, 2013 - 1:05 PM

 Just a friendly update about that high-rated 2014 point guard the Gophers have their eye on.

No, wait, not that one.

While Tyus Jones is, of course, at the top of Minnesota’s list at that position for that class (along with, like, every premier university in the nation), the Gophers have extended their feelers outside of the good state of Minnesota, and have managed to make the narrowed list of another top-50 player.

Josh Perkins, from Aurora, Colo., recently narrowed his list to nine schools. Those schools include:

New Mexico

All but Duke have offered, according to, and

A little about Perkins:

  • Listed at 6-2, 185, Perkins has been lauded for his collegiate-ready frame, which some who have seen him say has grown this season.
  • Perkins – who is also a versatile defender -- has great breakaway speed and can changes speeds and direction in an instant. He pushes the ball, is an excellent passer and finishes well around the rim.
  • Perkins goes to Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, where a year ago, he averaged 18.6 points, 5.2 assists and four rebounds. Through 13 games so far this season, he’s upped those stats to 25.3 points, 5.6 assists and 7.4 rebounds.
  • The junior has not yet visited Minnesota but could in the near future.


Fla Southern 2 FINAL
Detroit 12
Miami 7
Toronto 114 FINAL
Philadelphia 103
Golden State 108 FINAL
Brooklyn 110
Phoenix 98 FINAL
Miami 115
LA Clippers 110 FINAL
Minnesota 105
New Orleans 93 FINAL
Dallas 102
Nashville 1 FINAL
NY Rangers 4
Carolina 2 FINAL
Chicago 5
Montreal 0 FINAL
San Jose 4
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Syracuse 47
Baylor 59 FINAL
Texas 61
SE Louisiana 79 FINAL
Northwestern St 92
Central Arkansas 49 FINAL
Sam Houston St 76
Norfolk State 59 FINAL
Howard 61
Bethune-Cookman 50 FINAL
NC A&T 67
Hampton 75 FINAL
Delaware State 85
Lamar 69 FINAL
McNeese State 70
Nicholls 89 FINAL
New Orleans 79
Incarnate Word 62 FINAL
Stephen F Austin 83
NC Central 62 FINAL
Savannah State 49
Texas Southern 77 FINAL
Alabama A&M 75
Prairie View 67 FINAL
Alabama State 65
Oklahoma 70 FINAL
Iowa State 77
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Miss Valley St 66
Boston College 66 FINAL
Virginia Tech 59
Jackson State 62 FINAL
Ark-Pine Bluff 64
Bethune-Cookman 55 FINAL
NC A&T 58
Hampton 78 FINAL
Delaware State 63
Norfolk State 63 FINAL
Howard 60
NC Central 54 FINAL
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Texas Southern 83 FINAL
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Prairie View 42 FINAL
Alabama State 60
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Ark-Pine Bluff 74
Grambling 56 FINAL
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Tulsa 71 FINAL
Cincinnati 58
(1) Connecticut 88 FINAL
South Florida 65
East Carolina 67
Central Conn St 53 FINAL
Bryant 55
Wagner 66 FINAL
Robert Morris 60
Sacred Heart 75 FINAL
Fairleigh Dickinson 84
St Francis-NY 73 FINAL
Long Island 49
Mount St Marys 87 FINAL
St Francis-PA 90
Temple 56 FINAL
Houston 45
Texas Tech 65 FINAL
(6) Baylor 75
Iowa State 64 FINAL
Kansas 68
Memphis 53
Oklahoma 66 FINAL
Oklahoma St 56
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