All Things Gophers Basketball Class of 2022 Recruiting Thread

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Please keep this thread focused on 2022 recruiting. We have deleted some posts that went OT.
 






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Lot of NIL money from Nike, Fed ex, etc. Rumors of 7 figures for him and Jalen Duren
So tell me if im wrong on this. Can Ben Johnson or a booster or whoever work with 3M lets say and work a deal telling 3M to talk to lets say Chet Holmgren and say if you come to Minnesota we will get you 6 figures on a NIL deal?
 

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So tell me if im wrong on this. Can Ben Johnson or a booster or whoever work with 3M lets say and work a deal telling 3M to talk to lets say Chet Holmgren and say if you come to Minnesota we will get you 6 figures on a NIL deal?
No, not within the existing rules. The way that they envision this happening is that either 3M reaches out to the student-athlete (or the student-athlete's representative) directly or the student- athlete (or his/her rep) reaches out to 3M. The schools and their proxies aren't supposed to do the facilitating or negotiating. What actually will happen is probably a different discussion, at least in some instances.
 

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So tell me if im wrong on this. Can Ben Johnson or a booster or whoever work with 3M lets say and work a deal telling 3M to talk to lets say Chet Holmgren and say if you come to Minnesota we will get you 6 figures on a NIL deal?
Is there a rule against it? Has the NCAA stopped schools and businessed who make it known internships are available to favored athletes.
 

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Is there a rule against it? Has the NCAA stopped schools and businessed who make it known internships are available to favored athletes.
Its going to make recruiting even shadier, but at least the kids are getting paid lol
 









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No, not within the existing rules. The way that they envision this happening is that either 3M reaches out to the student-athlete (or the student-athlete's representative) directly or the student- athlete (or his/her rep) reaches out to 3M. The schools and their proxies aren't supposed to do the facilitating or negotiating. What actually will happen is probably a different discussion, at least in some instances.
Unfortunately, it appears that winning schools will be the ones where fortune 500 firms that are locally based choose to "adopt" a school....sort of a Nike/Oregon situation. While we have a bunch of these companies (good), not that many seem to affiliate closely with the U of M, most of ours seem more oriented towards the Vikings or Twins or other pro teams.
 

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Unfortunately, it appears that winning schools will be the ones where fortune 500 firms that are locally based choose to "adopt" a school....sort of a Nike/Oregon situation. While we have a bunch of these companies (good), not that many seem to affiliate closely with the U of M, most of ours seem more oriented towards the Vikings or Twins or other pro teams.
That's a good thing. Nike effectively owns that university. They call all the shots with the threat of not giving any more money. It's a captured university. Very bad.
 

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As I understand it, a Coach or School absolutely cannot "promise" anything NIL related to a recruit.
As noted, either the business has to approach the athlete or vise-versa, and the athletes have to coordinate with someone at the school to make sure everything gets reported for tax purposes.

But - as we go along, I would think that a school could use examples, as in "Joe Studly came here last year, and he's making $250,000 in NIL deals because our local businesses support this program."
(nudge, nudge, wink-wink)

or, barring that, the athletes on the team will tell the recruits about it when they do tours of the campus, etc. almost no way to police that, so a player on the team could tell a recruit about their NIL deals with the understanding that, if the recruit signs with the team, the players will steer them toward 'friendly' businesses.
 



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Unfortunately, it appears that winning schools will be the ones where fortune 500 firms that are locally based choose to "adopt" a school....sort of a Nike/Oregon situation. While we have a bunch of these companies (good), not that many seem to affiliate closely with the U of M, most of ours seem more oriented towards the Vikings or Twins or other pro teams.
Yep, some terrible partners for the U. 3M, Land O'Lakes, Medtronic, Boston Scientific... etc. Yes, there are some really strong partnerships established in the athletic department, and they have been growing in the last couple of years. Further, beyond the athletic department some very deep, broad and profitable partnerships. They will be fine.
 

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Yep, some terrible partners for the U. 3M, Land O'Lakes, Medtronic, Boston Scientific... etc. Yes, there are some really strong partnerships established in the athletic department, and they have been growing in the last couple of years. Further, beyond the athletic department some very deep, broad and profitable partnerships. They will be fine.
Glad to hear that. That has not been my impression though and with companies like that the 150 million practice facilities should not still be an uphill climb..
 

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Newest Gophers commit Pharrel Payne talks about joining Minnesota basketball​

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247 updates rankings,

Payne #150
Carrington #213
Ola-Joseph #214

I believe these are still temporary until they finish their full analysis later in September. I expect all 3 of these guys to move up further.
 



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As we patiently wait for an Ola-Joseph commitment, a look ahead to September visits.

Jayden Pierre have seen Sept 1 and Sept 2 listed. Let's assume Sept 1-2 and will be at the U for the Ohio State football game. Seems as he is a top priority.

Ryan Dunn Sept 2 Just visited Pitt yesterday and seems to be the favorite.

Connor Essegian Sept 10 Also visiting Wisc on Sept 3.

Miles Byrd Sept 25 Just visited Colorado State. Making three visits in Sept ( including San Diego State and Washington ) with the Gophers being his last.

Would love for the Gophers to get Pierre and then one of the other three.
 




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How many total scholarships do we have for the 2022 class? With all the transfers in and out I have completely lost track.
 




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