Lourawls 'Tum Tum' Nairn, one of the Gophers most prized targets, officially selected Michigan State on Thursday morning in front of students in the Sunrise Christian Academy [Kansas] gym.
The 2014 point guard was choosing between the Spartans, Minnesota, Indiana and Oklahoma. Michigan State arrived late to Nairn's recruitment, but offered immediate playing time and wooed the 5-11 guard quickly.
The Gophers are also currently recruiting point guard Riley LaChance, from Wisconsin. Minnesota is still waiting on its first 2014 recruit.
Marcus Fuller joined the Star Tribune in 2016 after 11 years covering Gophers sports – and just about every other team and league in town -- for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Before making the Twin Cities his home, Marcus spent two years in The Kansas City Star sports department. Marcus grew up in Hawaii and is a 2002 graduate of San Jose State. Follow Fuller on Twitter @Marcus_R_Fuller.
Freshman guard Isaiah Washington will make his local debut on a team with All-Big Ten forward Jordan Murphy. Nate Mason and Amir Coffey are teammates and Apple Valley star Tre Jones has two Minnesota teammates.