Gopher Junior Brandon Smith Leaves Team

Brandon Smith, a 6-foot-6 junior forward from Minneapolis Patrick Henry, is leaving the program. This leaves the Gophers with just 12 players on their roster. Minnesota, which has received four commitments to date and has two players visiting this weekend, will now have two scholarships available.
October 31, 2007

Brandon Smith Likely to Transfer from BB Team

Brandon Smith, a 6-foot-6 junior forward from Minneapolis Patrick Henry, has asked to be released from his scholarship, according to sources close to the situation. If Smith did transfer, it would open up a scholarship for the Gophers, who have received four commitments to date and have two players visiting this weekend.
October 30, 2007

Gopher Basketball Game by Game Scoring

The Minnesota Gophers basketball team fell to 9-8 overall and 0-6 in the Big Ten with their 77-53 loss to Illinois Wednesday night. They face Indiana at home on Sunday. The following is a look at the Gophers' game by game scoring.
January 27, 2006

Brandon Smith Ruled Academically Ineligible

Brandon Smith, a 6-foot-6 freshman shooting guard/small forward, has been ruled academically ineligible. The former Minneapolis (MN) Patrick Henry standout attended his alma mater's game versus Minneapolis De LaSalle, which the Patriots won 77-62. Henry junior guard Al Nolen Jr. has committted to Minnesota. Smith played just three games as a senior before leaving the Patriots after a disagreement with head coach Larry McKenzie.
January 18, 2006

Henry Guard Al Nolen Talks About Gopher Decision

Al Nolen Jr., a 6-foot-1 rising junior point guard from Minneapolis (MN) Patrick Henry, recently committed to the Gophers. He played for Minnesota Magic Elite AAU team that won the 2005 Kingwood Classic 16-and-Under title, a team that also featured Minnesota potential recruits Cole Aldrich and Blake Hoffarber. Nolen Jr. led the Patriots to a 23-6 mark as a sophomore as he averaged 10.7 points per game. GoldenSports.net caught up with Nolen in Las Vegas to talk about his Gopher decision.
July 28, 2005

Brandon Smith talks about senior season and future

Brandon Smith, a 6-5 shooting guard/small forward who signed with Minnesota in the early signing period. However, the Minneapolis (MN) Patrick Henry standout played just three games this season before leaving the Patriots after a disagreement with head coach Larry McKenzie. College Basketball News caught up with Smith during the Henry-Minneapolis North game to find the latest on his playing situation for the rest of the season.
January 8, 2005

New Gopher Brandon Smith talks to GoldenSports.Net

Brandon Smith, a 6-5 shooting guard/small forward from Minneapolis (MN) Patrick Henry who committed to Minnesota in August, signed his letter of intent with the Gophers today to become the first player from the Minneapolis City Conference to sign with the Gophers since John Thomas. GoldenSports.Net attended the press conference and talked to Smith about his recruitment and the upcoming season.
November 10, 2004

Brandon Smith signs letter of intent with Gophers

Brandon Smith, a 6-5 shooting guard/small forward from Minneapolis (MN) Patrick Henry who committed to Minnesota in August, signed his letter of intent with the Gophers Wednesday at a signing-day ceremony at the school. Smith is the first player from the Minneapolis City Conference to sign with the Gophers since John Thomas.
November 10, 2004