Lawrence McKenzie, a 6-foot-2 guard who was a third-team Big 10 All-Conference performer this past year, has signed a one-year deal to play in the Balkan League with the FYR Macedonian Superleague Champions, BC Feni Industries for the 2008-09 season.
August 1, 2008
Minnesota seniors Lawrence McKenzie, Spencer Tollackson and Dan Coleman failed to get invited to the Portsmouth Invitational, a pre-draft event for many of the country's top 64 seniors. The 56th annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament runs from April 9-12 with the 64 players divided between the eight teams with NBA scouts and general managers in attendance.
April 5, 2008
The Gophers have been close to pulling off upsets in a number of their Big Ten games, but different things have been going wrong for different players, leaving a feeling of frustration while they try to figure out how to win consistently under Tubby Smith.
January 24, 2008
The Minnesota basketball team finished just 9-22 last year and 3-13 in Big Ten play. New head coach Tubby Smith inherits a team that returns 10 players. The team lost JC transfers Limar Wilson and Engen Nurumbi, who left the program before the end of the season. They added local products Blake Hoffarber and Al Nolen Jr. to add depth in the backcourt. The following is a look at next year's roster.
May 16, 2007