- Nov 11, 2008
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Gophers 7-foot target Dennis Evans sets official visit; Ben Johnson to watch him in California
Gophers basketball coach Ben Johnson and his staff continue to make an all-out effort to land 7-foot-1 California senior Dennis Evans III, who scheduled his official visit to the U.
Evans, ranked 13th nationally by Rivals.com and 27th by 247Sports.com, will likely have Johnson and assistant Marcus Jenkins attending his practice on Wednesday at Riverside Hillcrest High.
Although no timetable for his decision is known, Evans scheduled his Gophers visit for Sept. 29. He visited TCU over the weekend. Defending national champion Kansas also has him among its invites to Midnight Madness in October.
"He's definitely considering TCU and Minnesota," Hillcrest coach H. Jackson Wood said. "I would say TCU and Minnesota are right there together up top."
Arguably the top shot blocker in the 2023 class, Evans was offered a scholarship by the Gophers, TCU, and Kansas on the same day in late May. He was named to the USA U17 World Cup team that won a gold medal this summer.
The five-star California senior big man is expected to make his official visit to the Gophers on Sept. 29.