Joe Krabbenhoft will visit the U this weekend

Six-foot-7 junior-to-be forward Joe Krabbenhoft of Sioux Falls (S.D.) Roosevelt will visit the University of Minnesota campus this weekend on an unofficial visit. It will be his third time on the campus, and he is expected to scrimmage with some of the Gopher players on Saturday. Sophomore forward Corey Johnson of Duluth East will also be in town. He is considered the top prospect in the Class of 2006. The Minnesota Gophers are one of six schools that have offered him a scholarship.

Joe Krabbenhoft is already being called the best player to come out of the state since former NBA Rookie of the Year Mike Miller.

Krabbenhoft shined this summer as a member of the Dakota Schoolers and Howard Pulley AASU teams. He also played in the Nike All-American Camp in Indianapolis.

Krabbenhoft was named first-team all-state by the AP and led his team to the final four of the South Dakota Class AA state championship.

Krabbenhoft played with Howard Pulley at the Memorial Day Classic, Rumble in the Bronx and Nike Peach Jam play-in games and with the Dakota Schoolers in events such as the Adidas Big Time Tournament and Mr. Basketball Showcase.

Krabbenhoft has received offers from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Creighton, Northern Iowa, Xavier and Northwestern.

Notre Dame, Minnesota, and Wisconsin have made home visits in the past month. Michigan State, Illinois, Creighton and possibly Kansas are expected next week. Xavier will make an appearance the following week, along with Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan and Notre Dame head man Mike Brey.

Florida, which had South Dakota native Miller, has also gotten involved in his recruitment.

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