Minnesota officially announces Boone's transfer

Adam Boone, the 2000 Minnesota High School Player of the Year, has signed a tender with the University of Minnesota to join the Golden Gophers for the upcoming season. Due to NCAA transfer rules, the former University of North Carolina point guard, will not be eligible for game action until the 2003-04 season, but can practice with the team starting in the fall.

"We're extremely pleased that Adam decided to come home and play for the Golden Gophers," said head coach Dan Monson. "Adam is the kind of player who fits very well into our program and the kind of student- athlete who will positively represent the University of Minnesota."

Boone started 18 of the Tar Heels' 28 contests in 2001-02. He averaged 7.2 points and 3.2 assists while shooting 46 percent from the field and a team-leading 43 percent from three-point range.

Boone scored a career-high 28 points over Florida State on Feb. 17, hitting a career-high six three-pointers while dishing out six assists. The 28 points were the most by a UNC point guard since Jeff Lebo scored 29 points vs. Indiana on Nov. 25, 1988. Against Clemson on Jan. 27, Boone scored 23 points and grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds. His 10 boards were the most by a Tar Heel point guard since Ed Cota had 11 vs. Stanford on Nov. 27, 1998.

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