In a ballroom in a downtown Minneapolis hotel sit the brightest young minds in college basketball. It’s an exclusive event. You can’t buy or even win your way in – you have to be invited to Villa 7. Mike Ellis is the Gophers associate athletic director and founder of Villa 7
New Minnesota coach Richard Pitino has hired Dan McHale from Seton Hall to complete his staff.
Former Gopher guard Ben Johnson will return to the University of Minnesota as part of head men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino’s staff.
Ben Johnson played for the Gophers, Eric Crawford played at the University of Northern Iowa and now both are coaches for Crawford’s college.