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JOEY KING RUMORS & GOSSIP

King and Walker must play big to stop the still massive Seminoles.

For the second time in three seasons, the Gophers will play in the N.I.T. semi-finals in New York City. Their opponent, the Florida State Seminoles, failed to make the NCAA tournament in large part because of their loss back in December to the Golden Gophers in the Big Ten - ACC Challenge. The Gophers will be out for revenge too, in a bit more convoluted way. Their once "good...
Via From The Barn
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Walker helps Gophers rally to advance in NIT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joey King scored 18 points and top-seeded Minnesota spotted St. Mary's a big early lead before surging to a 63-55 win in the second round of the NIT on Sunday. The Gophers fell behind 14-0 after they didn't score in the game's first 6:50, finally breaking through on Maurice Walker's layup. Walker also gave Minnesota (22-13) its first lead at 29...
Via Fox Sports North
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers look to shake slump with lineup switch

MINNEAPOLIS -- Mired in a three-game losing streak, the Gophers men's basketball team hopes to shake things up by making a change to its starting lineup. Head coach Richard Pitino said Friday that sophomore Joey King will start at power forward for Saturday's game against Indiana, moving junior Oto Osenieks to the bench. Osenieks had started all 23 of Minnesota's games...
Via Fox Sports North
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Short-handed Gophers receive boost from frontcourt duo

MINNEAPOLIS -- No Joey King, no Mo Walker, no problem forthe short-handed Gophers mens basketball team.Playing with a small lineup for most of the night, Minnesotaeasily dispensed of visiting Wofford. Thanks to big contributions from big menOto Osenieks and Elliott Eliason, the Gophers handed the Terriers a 79-57 lossto improve to 5-0 in the Richard Pitino Era.King, a 6-foot-9 sophomore...
Via Fox Sports North
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Transfer King can play for Minnesota

The NCAA has cleared transfer Joey King to play this season for Minnesota. The 6-foot-9, 215-pound King grew up in the Twin Cities area and led Eastview High School to the 2012 state tournament. He's in line to start at power forward for the Gophers, who are trying to replace Trevor Mbakwe and Rodney Williams in their frontcourt. King played last season at Drake, averaging 6...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

NCAA grants Gophers' Joey King waiver to play immediately

MINNEAPOLIS -- Transfer Joey King will be eligible to play for the Minnesota men's basketball team this season. King, a sophomore from Eagan, Minn., transferred to the Gophers after spending his freshman season at Drake. After the transfer, he and Minnesota had been waiting to hear from the NCAA whether his waiver request to play immediately would go through. The Gophers finally...
Via Fox Sports North
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota native King joins Gophers

The University of Minnesota men's basketball team has added another Minnesota native to the roster. Forward Joey King, a transfer from Drake, signed his scholarship tender Tuesday. His application with the NCAA to be eligible to play this season is pending. King joins guards Deandre Mathieu, Daquien McNeil and Malik Smith as members of coach Richard Pitino's first recruiting...
Via Fox Sports
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Minnesota native Joey King transfers to Gophers

The Gophers basketball team has added another Minnesota native to the roster. Forward Joey King, a transfer from Drake, signed his scholarship tender Tuesday. His application with the NCAA to be eligible to play this season is pending. King joins guards Deandre Mathieu, Daquien McNeil and Malik Smith as members of coach Richard Pitino's first recruiting class at Minnesota....
Via AP on Fox
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Forward Joey King signs tender with Gophers

MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota men's basketball team announced Tuesday that former Drake forward Joey King has officially signed a tender to play for the Gophers. King, an Eagan native, played his freshman year at Drake last season and averaged 6.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game for the Bulldogs. He played his high school basketball at Eastview, where...
Via Fox Sports North
June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Joey King is a Gopher, so let’s take a deep breath and break down the roster

Wow, what an offseason. Usually at this point in the summer we barely even know the University of Minnesota even has a basketball team aside from the occasional arrest, DUI charge or transfer. BUT NOT WITH RICHARD IN TOWN. Even after a highly-publicized coaching search, the Gophers remain in the local spotlight with a handful [...]
Via From The Barn
June 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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