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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Minnesota gets first 2015 commitment in Kevin Dorsey

Posted by: Amelia Rayno under College basketball, Gophers coaches, Gophers players Updated: July 12, 2014 - 11:11 AM

The 2014-15 season still seems far away, but for Minnesota, the year after is already off to a strong start.

Four-star point guard Kevin Dorsey became the program's first 2015 recruit after committing to the Gophers on Saturday.

Dorsey confirmed the news -- which was first reported by Scout reporter Evan Daniels -- via text.

The Gophers saw Dorsey in Washington D.C. this weekend -- the first of three evaluation periods in July -- where he played in a camp held by Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson. 

The commitment from the talented Virginia guard marks a big early victory for Richard Pitino in his first "normal" recruiting class. The second-year head coach had to pull in a handful of newcomers for last season after being hired in April. The staff then had only about seven months to recruit 2014 prospects before the first signing period last year.

The 2015 class, however, is the staff's first chance to show what they can do when given a normal recruiting cycle.

The quick, 5-11 Dorsey, who is ranked No. 84 in the nation according to Rivals, seems to be a perfect fit for Pitino's free-moving, pick-and-roll offense and pressure defense. With current floor general DeAndre Mathieu expiring his final year of eligibility this season, the Gophers have been seeking a long-term heir.

Dorsey visited Minnesota's campus in late June. Recently, he had told reporters that his top three included fellow Big Ten teams Nebraska and Maryland, schools he had visited as well.

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