Found May 15, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
New Minnesota mens basketball head coach Richard Pitino left Florida International to become a Gopher, and it looks like he wont be the only one to do so. Malik Smith, a junior guard from Boston, Mass., announced via Twitter that he had chosen Minnesota over Alabama as the place where he would play out his final season of NCAA eligibility. "My decision is final. I'm a Minnesota Gopher baby!!!!! BIG10 here I come! Blessed GodIsGood Ready," Smith Tweeted early Wednesday morning. He will be immediately eligible to play and will not have to sit out a year as is the norm for transfers per college basketball analyst Jeff Goodman. My decision is final. I'm a Minnesota Gopher baby!!!!! BIG10 here I come! Blessed GodIsGood Ready instagram.compZVc4xcmSdh Malik Smith (@leeksmith24) May 15, 2013 Smith was the second leading scorer on the Panthers last season 14.1 points per game in just over 33 minutes per game. He shot 36.2 percent from beyond the arc, making 96 threes in 26...

Joe Coleman transfers out, and Malik Smith transfers in.

There are no trades in college basketball. However, rarely, it sure feels like it. Today is one of those days. Joe Coleman will be transferring out of the program while Malik Smith, a senior shooting guard from Florida Internatonal, will be a Golden Gopher next year. Smith will be eligible right away.

Rakeem Buckles Expected To Follow Richard Pitino To Minnesota

I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t wish former Louisville forward Rakeem Buckles was on the floor with the team when they won the 2013 national championship just a month ago. Buckles was a part of Louisville’s 2009 recruiting class and had things gone the way we had hoped, he would have been a senior on this year’s championship team. Buckles’ collegiate career hit an...
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