Andrew Brommer Discusses Minnesota Decision

Andrew Brommer, a 6-foot-9, 215-pound junior from Rosemount (MN) High, committed to Minnesota Saturday, becoming the Gophers' first commitment from the Class of 2008. Brommer made an unofficial visit to Minnesota last weekend and attended Saturday's football game versus Penn State.

Andrew Brommer averaged 13.2 points per game last year for the Irish, who finished just 4-22. He scored in double figures in 22 of 26 games with a season-high of 29 points versus Bloomington Kennedy.

Brommer is the first player from the Class of 2008 to commit to Minnesota. The Gophers have also offered Princeton center Jared Berggren, who also took an unofficial visit to Minnesota last weekend.

Brommer visited Minnesota last weekend, but did not have a chance to watch the Gopher football game last Saturday against Michigan, since he was attending the Rosemount homecoming dance.

Brommer picked Minnesota over offers from Northern Iowa, Illinois State, TCU and Albany.

What were the main factors in your decision to commit to Minnesota?

"I want to be a Gopher. I really like the idea of being 30 minutes away from home so I can play in front of family and friends in the Big 10. I'm excited to play for Coach Monson and his staff. I really like the coaching staff and the players. My unofficial visit this weekend really made that feeling solid. Last weekend I played with them at an open gym at Williams Arena and felt like I fit with them. I feel like I want to spend my college career with them. I believe in what they are doing with the program and want to be a part of it."

Why did you decide to make the decision so early?

"The Gophers did an outstanding job recruiting me starting this past spring. In July they were at all of my games and camps around the country. Making this early commitment is the right thing for me to do. I can now concentrate on doing my best in high school academically and athletically without needing to worry about recruiting. I enjoyed the recruiting process, but I could see that it was going to be a big distraction."

Brommer played for the 43 Hoops AAU team that won the Hoosier Shootout 16-and-under division in July. He also played in the adidas Super 64 in Las Vegas and the Best of the Summer in Las Vegas.

Broomer will play in the Concordia Fall League with his Rosemount teammates. Rosemount returns four of their top five scorers and figures to be vastly improved this season.

Brommer has good touch for a big man and has the ability to put the ball on the floor. He is a good passer and shotblocker who will likely become a better inside player as he continues to add strength. He needs to finish around the basket better, but that will likely come with more strength.

Brommer averaged 6.3 points per game as a freshman after missing the beginning of the year due to a broken left foot.

Brommer played on the Minnesota Magic Elite 15 and under team before switching to 43 Hoops this past year.

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