MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The University of Minnesota basketball team announced Wednesday the signing of three players to the program for the 2014-15 season.
High school athletes all across the country signed letters of intent for their college choice as the early signing period started Wednesday. The Gophers, under first-year coach Richard Pitino, announced that they signed guards Nate Mason and Carlos Morris, and small forward Josh Martin.
Mason is a 6-1 guard from Georgia who currently attends Arlington Country Day High School in Jacksonville, Fla. As a junior at Shiloh High School in Georgia, he led that team to a 23-8 record and scored more than 14 points per game.
Morris is a 6-5 guard who will join the team next season as a junior college transfer from Chipola College in Florida. He averaged more than 13 points per game and four rebounds last season, and already started this year with a 21-point outing in his team’s opener.
Martin is a 6-8 forward out of Bothell, Wash., who averaged nearly 12 points and more than eight rebounds per game last season. He’s known as a post player who can also shoot and stretch defenses.
The Gophers still have one scholarship remaining for their 2014-15 class, and Pitino said Wednesday they are not done recruiting to fill that spot.