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Recruiting: When the Local Star Doesn’t Stay Home

When the Local Star Doesn’t Stay Home
@jbbauer612
November 6, 2013

Minnesota’s “Big Three” of Tyus Jones, Rashad Vaughn and Reid Travis are among the dwindling list of uncommitted stars from the 2014 recruiting class. Staying in the Twin Cities and playing for the hometown Gophers remains a possibility for each of them although most people believe only Travis is strongly considering Minnesota. He plans to announce his decision this Friday.

When a recruit’s commitment isn’t in agreement with a fan’s desire, responses from the fan often range from disappointed to disrespectful. This is true across many fan bases.

To be disappointed is understandable. To be disrespectful is disgraceful. Fortunately most kids and their supporters aren’t going to be overly bothered by numskulls who act a fool.

Freedom of speech is a wonderful thing and everyone has a right to say what they would like to. With that said, I’ll offer a few thoughts from my perspective.
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Gopher Targets Will be Well Represented at USA Camp

Gopher Targets Will Be Well Represented at USA Camp
September 16, 2013

Chase Jeter
Minnesota Target ’15 Chase Jeter (Photo: Nick Koza/SportsAmp.com)

USA Basketball will welcome members of its Men’s Developmental National Team to Colorado Springs, Colo. for a mini-camp on Oct. 5 and 6.

In total, 35 members of the 2013-14 USA Developmental National Team (DNT) are expected to attend. LNH saw the majority of these players at last year’s mini-camp and throughout the past year. We can attest to the high talent level of this group. They will be training in part to prepare for the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship in Dubai.

In addition, 13 older kids (born prior to January 1, 1997) from the high school class of 2014 will attend the camp. Some of this older group may earn the opportunity to compete for the 2014 USA U18 National Team and the 2014 USA Nike Hoop Summit Team.
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2014 Recruiting: Gophers Have Advantage Over Duke, Others

June 1, 2013
2014 Recruiting: Gophers Have Advantage Over Duke, Others

Dubai
Coach K in Dubai

The Pitch
Minnesota’s new head coach Richard Pitino can offer something to 2014 recruiting targets that many other schools, including the Duke Blue Devils, cannot.

The Minnesota high school class of 2014 features the “Big Three” of Tyus Jones, Rashad Vaughn and Reid Travis. In addition to pursuing those players, Richard Pitino won’t shy away from head-to-head recruiting battles with traditional basketball powerhouses.
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EYBL Session #2: Tracking Minnesota’s “Big Three”

May 1, 2013
EYBL Session #2: Tracking Minnesota’s “Big Three”

With Reid Travis joining Tyus Jones on Howard Pulley’s roster and Rashad Vaughn playing for Wisconsin Playground Elite, each of Minnesota’s “Big Three” from the 2014 recruiting class are participating in this year’s Nike EYBL.

In this article Late Night Hoops takes a look at the statistical performance of each of these players during the second session of the season. Games were played Friday through Sunday in Virginia. The final session of the EYBL regular season (Session #4) will take place in Minnesota on the last weekend of May.
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EYBL Session #1: Tracking Minnesota’s “Big Three”

April 21, 2013
EYBL Session #1: Tracking Minnesota’s “Big Three”

Howard Pulley
Tyus Jones (38 points) & Howard Pulley fell in a close one to CP3, 70-66. (Photo: @eyblthecircuit)

With Reid Travis joining Tyus Jones on Howard Pulley’s roster and Rashad Vaughn playing for Wisconsin Playground Elite, each of Minnesota’s “Big Three” from the 2014 recruiting class are participating in this year’s Nike EYBL.

In this article Late Night Hoops takes a look at the statistical performance of each of these players during the first session of the season. Games were played Friday through today in Los Angeles. The final session of the EYBL regular season (Session #4) will take place in Minnesota on the last weekend of May.

Howard Pulley began the weekend with a 73-62 victory over Athletes First, but finished with a 1-3 record. Their losses were to Boo Williams (71-63), Georgia Stars (69-65) & CP3( 70-66). Tyus Jones had 38 points in Pulley’s final game of the weekend against CP3.
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