One recruiting door closed Tuesday for the Gophers men's basketball program with four-star Sunrise Christian (Kan.) point guard Grant Sherfield announcing his commitment to Wichita State.

Another door is still open, though, with German forward Isaiah Ihnen looking forward to his trip to Minnesota for an official visit Sunday through Tuesday.

"I think Minnesota is a great program," Ihnen said. "They have great facilities, coaches and fans."

The 6-9 Ihnen said he plans to visit Minnesota after his trip to Fort Worth to see Texas Christian. The up-and-coming 19-year-old prospect at Germany's International Basketball Academy of Munich had early scholarship offers from Tennessee and Stanford, but he narrowed his decision to the Horned Frogs and Gophers.

"I think that the [Louisville] win shows that this program is able to compete in the tournament and just how far they came as a program," Ihnen said about Minnesota.

MARCUS FULLER