Seven who signed
Gophers basketball recruits hitting campus this summer:
5-11; 160 • Point guard
High School: Clinton Christian (Md.)
Scoop: A quick, skilled guard with knack for distributing in tight spots and keeping defenders off-balance. Expect Dorsey to challenge sophomore Nate Mason for the starting point guard spot.
6-1; 175 • Combo guard
High School: DeLaSalle
Scoop: What Johnson lacked in overall impact this season, he made up for in eye-popping athleticism. The local phenom will have to work his way into a deep backcourt rotation.
6-4; 175 • Combo guard
High School: Sunrise Christian Academy (Kan.) Scoop: A multifaceted scorer with a penchant for attacking the basket and a flair for finishing. McBrayer has as good a chance as any to be the opening night shooting guard.
6-6; 180 • Small forward
High School: Constitution (Pa.)
Scoop: A pure perimeter shooter with good length and room to grow. Gilbert’s versatility will help him find playing time in more than one position.
6-7; 220 • Combo forward
High School: William J. Brennan (Texas)
Scoop: Has college-ready size that allows him to rebound effectively and play through contact. Murphy will help with depth at power forward and challenge for the starting spot at small forward.
6-10; 257 • Center
Previous college: Illinois State (Edina H.S.)
Scoop: The nation’s most efficient shot-blocker last season with a nose for offensive rebounding. The Edina native will redshirt per NCAA transfer rules.
6-7; 209 • Forward
Previous college: Texas A&M (Atlanta’s Tucker H.S.)
Scoop: The Atlanta native’s minutes and production dropped in his sophomore season with the Aggies after a knee injury ended his freshman year. Fitzgerald will redshirt per NCAA transfer rules.