Kendall Brown, who now plays for Sunrise Christian Academy in Kansas, was frustrated that the rioting after George Floyd's death took away from protests and donation drives that people were involved with locally.
Former Iona assistant and Minneapolis native Jeff Mailhot was officially announced as the third member of Gophers basketball coach Richard Pitino's staff Monday. Mailhot will try to help Pitino keep the best players in Minnesota from leaving the state.
Recently-signed Gophers recruit and Western Michigan graduate transfer Brandon Johnson is drawing inspiration from the ESPN documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls. Johnson is a Chicago native.
Gophers hoops mailbag questions answered from out Star Tribune readers about Drake transfer Liam Robbins being eligible next season, if Kerwin Walton will be the next to commit to the program and more.
Gophers assistant Rob Jeter, who has worked on Richard Pitino's staff the last two seasons, was offered the job to be the next head coach at Western Illinois. Jeter was previous head coach at Milwaukee.