Dartmouth graduate transfer Taurus Samuels, who recently visited with the Gophers men's basketball team, announced his commitment Monday to play for Ben Johnson next season.
The 6-1, 190-pound senior from Oceanside, Calif., averaged 9.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists while starting all 23 games in 2021-22. Samuels gives the Gophers a playmaking combo guard with experience after they lost their entire backcourt.
Samuels, who scored 22 points against Stanford and 23 points against Georgetown this season, is the fourth player added by the Gophers this spring.
When asked what he could bring to the Gophers next season, Samuels said earlier: "leadership, and just a hard working mentality that wants to do whatever it takes to win."
Ivy League basketball was shut down during the pandemic two years ago, but Samuels averaged 8.4 points, ranked second on the team with 60 assists and started 28 games in 2019-20.
The senior guard started 23 games last season and visited Minnesota's campus over the weekend.