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August 22, 2021
Cottage Grove's Pharrel Payne commits to U men's basketball team

Cottage Grove's Pharrel Payne commits to U men's basketball team

The 6-9 senior took an official visit to the Gophers this weekend and became their second 2022 recruit
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August 7, 2021
Tre Holloman played for Howard Pulley during the Minnesota Showcase tournament in Bloomington on May 21, 2021.

Cretin-Derham Hall four-star PG Holloman commits to Michigan State

Tre Holloman is the No. 1 basketball prospect in Minnesota's 2022 class.
Gophers Basketball
August 5, 2021
Park of Cottage Grove’s Pharrel Payne competes at Prep Hoops tournament for Minnesota Select.

Cottage Grove's Payne a priority for Gophers following breakout summer

When it came to recruiting local prospects this summer, the U made it a priority to be in attendance often when big man Pharrel Payne from Park of Cottage Grove was playing.
Gophers Basketball
August 5, 2021
Braeden Carrington played for the Grassroots Sizzle during the Minnesota Showcase tournament in Bloomington

Park Center's Carrington first 2022 commitment for Gophers hoops

A Class of 2022 standout, guard Braeden Carrington decided after finishing up his official visit with the home state program Wednesday
Gophers Basketball
July 29, 2021
Braeden Carrington played for the Grassroots Sizzle during the Minnesota Showcase tournament in Bloomington

Park Center guard Carrington visiting Gophers after strong end to AAU season

Braeden Carrington proved to be one of the top shooters and playmakers on the Under Armour AAU circuit this summer
Gophers Basketball
July 27, 2021
Demarion Watson-Saulsberry played for the Grassroots Sizzle during the Minnesota Showcase tournament in Bloomington.

Totino-Grace forward becomes second Minnesota hoops senior to pick Iowa State

Demarion Watson was pursued earlier by the Gophers and made an unofficial visit this summer. He chose the Cyclones, who were winless in the Big 12 last season.
Gophers Basketball
July 19, 2021
Gophers transfer excited for challenge of jump from Division II

Gophers transfer excited for challenge of jump from Division II

Former Navy forward Danny Ogele spent last two seasons at Division II Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania. "I'm a guy who can do a lot of things for your team," he says.
Gophers Basketball
July 1, 2021
Four-star Philadelphia guard impressed by U on his official visit

Four-star Philadelphia guard impressed by U on his official visit

Jameel Brown, who is ranked No. 86 nationally by 247Sports.com, reopened his recruitment after originally committing to Purdue.
Gophers Basketball
July 1, 2021
Marcus Carr drove to the basket vs. Iowa

Gophers star Carr withdraws from draft, but not likely to return to U

All-Big Ten point guard Marcus Carr, was the top-ranked transfer available this spring, and has decided to return to school after testing the draft process.
Gophers Basketball
June 28, 2021
Boston College guard Wynston Tabbs splits the defense of Gophers center Liam Robbins and guard Both Gach.

Gophers men's hoops to play at Pittsburgh in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

The Gophers have four games away from home in nonconference play in 2021-22 season
Gophers Basketball
June 24, 2021
Gophers basketball coach Ben Johnson

U's Johnson makes two scholarship offers at his first recruiting event

The Gophers basketball coach was among hundreds of college basketball coaches from Shaka Smart to Fran McCaffery at a basketball showcase in Woodbury.
Gophers Basketball
June 15, 2021
Camden Heide of Wayzata will attend Purdue.

Four-star Wayzata guard Camden Heide says he'll attend Purdue

One of the top boys' basketball players in Minnesota's 2022 class announced his decision Tuesday. He had made an unofficial visit to the U.
Gophers Basketball
June 10, 2021
The Gophers began last season with a tipoff against Wisconsin Green Bay on Nov. 25, 2020.

Gophers men's basketball nonconference schedule nearly finished

The 2021-22 nonconference slate for new Gophers coach Ben Johnson has 11 of 12 games set
Gophers Basketball
June 9, 2021
North Carolina’s Sterling Manley reacts following his basket and a foul against North Carolina State

Ex-North Carolina 7-footer Manley considering U or pro hoops next season

Sterling Manley, limited at North Carolina by a knee injury, shined at a pre-draft combine recently. But he still could play another college season and is considering the Gophers.
Gophers Basketball
June 4, 2021
Gopher recruit Treyton Thompson during a D1 Minnesota AAU practice last summer.

'Can't wait to get started.' Alexandria's Thompson, other U hoops newcomers arriving

Treyton Thompson, the Gophers' top incoming recruit, and several transfers are coming to campus early in preparation for summer practice
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June 2, 2021
Cretin-Derham Hall’s Tre Holloman played for Howard Pulley during the Minnesota Showcase tournament in Bloomington

Top state basketball talent Holloman visiting Gophers, Spartans this week

One of the most sought after point guards in the country, Tre Holloman of Cretin-Derham Hall said he'll also be visiting Marquette at the end of the month.
Gophers Basketball
May 27, 2021
Jackson Purcell (11)

Eastview guard among two walk-ons added to Gophers men's basketball

Jackson Purcell and Joey Kern, a transfer from Division III Johns Hopkins, are the latest additions to the revamped roster.
Gophers Basketball
May 25, 2021
Ole Miss 6-11 transfer has U among finalists, decision coming Wednesday

Ole Miss 6-11 transfer has U among finalists, decision coming Wednesday

The Gophers have a chance to possibly get their center for next season when Ole Miss senior Khadim Sy announces his decision. Minnesota is among four finalists.
Gophers Basketball
May 21, 2021
Ben Johnson (left) and Marcus Jenkins

U's Johnson on losing 10 players: 'I don't take any of this stuff personal'

Head coach Ben Johnson and newly hired assistant Marcus Jenkins answered questions about the team and themselves. Here are five highlights from that session.
Gophers Basketball
May 21, 2021
Gophers coach Johnson lands Florida junior college shooter Thiam

Gophers coach Johnson lands Florida junior college shooter Thiam

Indian River State College freshman guard Abdoulaye Thiam gives the Gophers their second recruit in 24 hours.