Homestate Gophers: Past, present and ... FUTURE?

The past

Minnesotans in the past 25 years who played in at least half the Gophers games in each season:

1992-1993

Chad Kolander

1993-94

Kolander

John Thomas

1994-95

Kolander

Thomas

Sam Jacobson

1995-96

Thomas

Jacobson

Trevor Winter

1996-97

Thomas

Jacobson

Winter

1997-98

Jacobson

Kyle Sanden

Russ Archambault

1998-99

Sanden

Joel Przybilla

Mitch Ohnstad

Dusty Rychart

1999-2000

Rychart

Przybilla

Ohnstad

Shane Schilling

2000-01

Rychart

Schilling

Michael Bauer

Jeff Hagen

2001-02

Rychart

Bauer

Rick Rickert

Jerry Holman

Mo Hargrow

2002-03

Bauer

Rickert

Holman

Hargrow

Hagen

Ben Johnson

2003-04

Bauer

Hargrow

Johnson

Hagen

Kris Humphries

Adam Boone

Brent Lawson

2004-05

Hagen

Lawson

Spencer Tollackson

Dan Coleman

2005-06

Hargrow

Boone

Tollackson

Coleman

Zach Puchtel

Jamal Abu-Shamala

Jonathan Williams

2006-07

Coleman

Tollackson

Abu-Shamala

J. Williams

Lawrence McKenzie

Bryce Webster

Brandon Smith

2007-08

Coleman

Tollackson

J. Williams

McKenzie

Blake Hoffarber

Al Nolen

Travis Busch

2008-09

Nolen

Abu-Shamala

Hoffarber

Busch

J. Williams

2009-10

Hoffarber

Nolen

Rodney Williams Jr.

2010-11

R. Williams Jr.

Nolen

Hoffarber

Trevor Mbakwe

2011-12

R. Williams Jr.

Joe Coleman

Andre Ingram

2012-13

Mbakwe

R. Williams Jr.

Coleman

Ingram

2013-14

Joey King

2014-15

King

2015-16

King

The present

Three Gophers are from Minnesota, with two of them powering the 15-2 start. Amir Coffey (Hopkins) is the true freshman top recruit, junior Reggie Lynch (Edina) is the transfer stabilizing the post and freshman Michael Hurt (Rochester John Marshall) has shown promise in limited minutes.

The future

Richard Pitino and the Gophers did not sign any Minnesotans for the next class, the 2017 crop. Pitino missed on some and looked elsewhere (namely, the New York City area) for his two spots. It could be a different story in the years following, however. Here’s a look at the Minnesotans who are juniors, sophomores and freshmen in high school this season and have been offered a scholarship from the Gophers:

2018 Class

Race Thompson (6-8 SF/PF), Armstrong

Tre Jones (6-2 PG), Apple Valley

Daniel Oturu (6-9 PF/C), Cretin-Derham Hall

Gabe Kalscheur (6-4 SG), DeLaSalle

2019 Class

Matthew Hurt (6-9 SF), Rochester J.M.

2020 Class

Jalen Suggs (6-3 PG), Minnehaha Acad.