When it comes to recruiting point guards from New York City, the Gophers have twice made a splash landing standouts decades apart in Eric Harris in the 1990s and Isaiah Washington last year.
Now for the second class in a row, Minnesota coach Richard Pitino hopes to add a talented floor leader with New York roots in three-star senior Anthony Nelson, who is expected to make an official visit this weekend along with Oak Hill small forward Keyontae Johnson.
New York Lightning co-director Dana Dingle said Nelson would likely make a decision soon after his trip to the Gophers this week. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound Nelson plays his high school basketball for South Kent School in Connecticut and the New York Lightning in AAU. He narrowed his college finalists to Dayton, Minnesota and Seton Hall. Both the Flyers and Pirates received official visits from Nelson in late September.