Shama: Jim Dutcher used Walter Mondale to help recruit Tommy Davis

BleedGopher

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per Shama:

Tommy Davis, a freshman guard on the Golden Gophers’ 1982 Big Ten championship team who finished his career as Minnesota’s fourth all-time leading scorer, will be inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame September 10. A long range shooter, Davis set a Big Ten record making 15 of 16 field goal attempts in a game at Indiana.

Davis, a Maryland native, was hotly recruited out of high school. Gophers coach Jim Dutcher was looking for an edge and asked Walter Mondale, a Minnesota native and then vice president of the United States, to help. Tommy’s dad received a surprise call one day at work, Dutcher told Sports Headliners. Someone in the office informed Mr. Davis that the vice president was on the line. “The vice president of what?” the unknowing Mr. Davis asked.


Go Gophers!!
 


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One of my favorite Gophers of all time!
I remember that IU game. We still lost by 1 I think. Bobby Knight said it was the finest game he'd seen by an opponent playing on IU's court.
 





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