Gopher BB Coaches Hit the Recruiting Trail

The Minnesota Gopher basketball coaches got the bad news Thursday night that Krys Faber decided to sign with DePaul over the Gophers. There is a chance that Minnesota will not sign any players in the late signing period. This means that the Gopher coaches will be working hard on recruiting some of the top players from the Class of 2009, starting this weekend as the open period begins.

Assistant coach Vince Taylor will be at the Real Deal on the Hill Tournament in Arkansas, watching teams like the Minnesota Magic.

Ron Jirsa will be at the Kingwood Classic and will be joined by head coach Tubby Smith as they will be trailing the Howard Pulley Panthers and standout juniors Royce White and Rodney Williams.

Saul Smith will be in Pittsburgh checking out the Pitt Jam Fest. Last year's Pitt Jam Fest's champ was Grassroots Canada, led by Minnesota signee Devoe Joseph.

Only three coaches are allowed out on the road at one time, so when Tubby Smith arrives in Houston, one coach will be moved to the sidelines.

Minnesota currently has seniors-to-be Jonathan Williams and Jamal Abu-Shamala on the roster.


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