Out Of Left Field

Wisconsin native, shooting guard Riley LaChance had been impressive this past summer on the AAU circuit and that translated to more attention and more offers. The offers haven't stop coming in as his latest offer was one that he didn't even see coming, but he is sure happy it did

Minnesota basketball targets have been coming off the board left and right and it has made the Gophers look to other options. They discovered Brookfield (WI.) Central shooting guard Riley LaChance and soon knew he had what they were looking for in their system and he talks about how it felt to land that Minnesota offer.

"I saw that Coach Pitino was calling me, so I picked up and told me they were offering me a scholarship," LaChance told GopherDigest. "I was a little surprised because I hadn't talked to them awhile, but I was also excited to have a school that was fairly close to home and in a big time conference offer me."

The 6-2, 170-pound LaChance despite being surprised by the interest and offer from the Gophers is still very much a fan of what they got going on in Minneapolis.

"I like the University of Minnesota a lot," said Lachance. "Coach Pitino seems like a great guy and very personable. I haven't talked to them all that much, so don't know a whole lot, but look forward to learning more about them now. I am not sure if I will visit Minnesota yet."

With many prospects looking to take visits during the fall, the Wisconsin native traveled to East Lansing this weekend to tour the campus of Michigan State and even thinks his game is very similar to one of the Spartans top point guards ever.

"I took a visit to Michigan State just recently and had a good time there," said LaChance. "I was there to watch the football game, play in the open gym, see the campus and much more."

"Oddly enough, I think I play very similar to Drew Neitzel. I'm a point guard who can play the 2 if need be. I think my strengths are shooting, passing and basketball IQ. I like making plays for my teammates just as much as I enjoy scoring myself."

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