New commit Danny Ogele talks Gophers and cyber security

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Danny Ogele, a 6-foot-7, 215-pound junior forward from Mercyhurst, transferred to Minnesota Friday   GopherHole caught up with Ogele Monday to learn more about his decision and upcoming season.   GopherHole: You committed to Minnesota Friday as a transfer. What were the reasons that you decided that Minnesota was where you wanted to play college basketball?   Danny […] READ MORE


Gophers add Navy/Mercyhurst (D2) transfer Daniel Ogele to 2021 roster

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July 17, 2021: Former Navy forward and Mercyhurst-transfer Daniel Ogele committed to the Golden Gophers Saturday. –> Follow @Tony Liebert on Twitter   Gophers basketball has had a busy few weeks. Isaiah Ihnen suffered a season-ending knee injury, Eric Curry announced his return, Steffon Mitchell, Sterling Manley and Dawson Garcia all chose not to don the […] READ MORE


Park of Cottage Grove (MN) big man Pharrel Payne talks about recent Gophers offer

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Interview conducted by Chris Monter Pharrel Payne, a 6-foot-8 rising senior center/power forward from Park of Cottage Grove, is considered one of the top big man in Minnesota in the Class of 2022. Payne averaged 14.8 points per game this past season. He scored in double figures in 16 of 20 games, including a season-high 26 […] READ MORE


Byron (MN) standout Ahjany Lee is ready to come take your spot

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Interview conducted by Chris Monter Ahjany Lee, a 6-foot-8, 195-pound big man from Byron (MN) High, is one of the top players in Minnesota in the Class of 2022.   GopherHole caught up with Lee June 13th at the Breakdown Summer Series to learn the latest on his recent visit to Minnesota, his college recruitment […] READ MORE


Tre Holloman Talks Gophers, Spartans and Recruiting

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Interview conducted by Chris Monter Tre Holloman, a 6-foot-3 rising senior guard from St. Paul (MN) Cretin-Derham Hall, is considered the top player in Minnesota in both basketball and football in the Class of 2022.   Holloman averaged 20.3 points, 9.3 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 4.2 steals per game this past season. He scored in […] READ MORE


Nolan Winter and Parents Get Emotional After Gophers Scholarship Offer

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Interview conducted by Chris Monter Nolan Winter, a 6-foot-8 sophomore forward from Lakeville (MN) North, received a scholarship offer from Minnesota Saturday. Winter is one of the top players in the state in the Class of 2023.   Winter averaged 11.0 points per game this season. He scored in double figures in eleven of 20 […] READ MORE


2022 Colombia Heights TE Spencer Alvarez stays home and commits to Gophers

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June 10, 2021: 2022 Colombia Heights, Minn. TE Spencer Alvarez received an offer from the Gophers Thursday, and immediately committed. –> Follow @Tony Liebert on Twitter   Minnesota received its first football commitment since March 25 in the form of; class of 2022, 6-foot-7-inch, tight end Spencer Alvarez. The Colombia Heights student-athlete joins Kristen Hoskins and […] READ MORE


Joey Kern finds new home as a member of Golden Gophers basketball team!

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Interview by Chris Monter Joey Kern, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound guard who was a three-year starter at Division III John Hopkins, has committed to Minnesota as a preferred walk-on.   Kern averaged 8.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.5 steals per game as a junior in 2019-20 and led the team in three-pointers made. Unfortunately, […] READ MORE


Q&A with sophomore White Bear Lake guard Jack Janicki

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Interview conducted by Chris Monter Jack Janicki, a 6-foot-4, 180-pound sophomore guard from White Bear Lake (MN) High, is ranked as the number three player in the state in the Class of 2023. He has a strong spring with the D1 Minnesota AAU 16-and-under  program. Janicki averaged 19.7 points per game this past season for […] READ MORE


Hopkins standout Elvis Nnaji is ready to make a name for himself

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Interview conducted by Chris Monter Elvis Nnaji, a 6-foot-8 junior forward from Hopkins (MN) High, has a strong spring with the D1 Minnesota AAU program. Nnaji averaged 10.8 points per game this past season, scoring in double figures in eight of 15 games, including a season-best 20 versus Eden Prairie. GopherHole caught up with Nnaji […] READ MORE