The Gopher basketball team opens the Big 10 Thursday against Michigan. One of the bright spots thus far has been point guard Deandre Mathieu. He came with Coach Richard Pitino from Florida International University. So far, he’s been better than most expected.
The University of Minnesota basketball program announced Wednesday that junior college recruit Deandre Mathieu has signed to play with the Gophers.
The college basketball season ended Monday night, but the competition continues for another big prize: Apple Valley’s Tyus Jones. Most figure Minnesota is a longshot to land Jones, the most coveted point guard in the country. But he continues to insist the Gophers have a chance.
Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio is a late scratch against the Phoenix Suns because of back spasms.
The Gopher men’s basketball team is built for the Big Ten because they have a big three — Trevor Mbakwe’s muscle, Rodney Williams’ ability to get to the basket, and Andre Hollins’ maturation at the point guard position.
Ricky Rubio knows that there are a lot of expectations being put on his return to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He knows he is being cast as the missing piece that will magically make everything better as soon as he hits the court.
Ricky Rubio has started to do some light five-on-none work in practice for the Minnesota Timberwolves, another encouraging sign in his long rehabilitation from a torn ACL in his left knee.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are welcoming J.J. Barea into the fold, hoping he can bring veteran poise and leadership to one of the youngest teams in the league.
Success for most basketball teams starts at the point guard position, and Minnesota coach Tubby Smith is well aware of that.
For two years, Minnesota Timberwolves fans have been tantalized by the myth of Ricky Rubio.
Minnesota Timberwolves fans have waited more than two years, and Ricky Rubio is set to finally arrive in the Twin Cities on Monday.
While Ricky Rubio mulls coming to the NBA next season, a deadline of sorts came and went on Tuesday without any word on whether the Spanish point guard will be joining the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2010-11.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are shutting down point guard Jonny Flynn for the next week, hoping it will help his recovery from major hip surgery.
Al Nolen’s role for Minnesota has been reduced for now to encouragement from the bench.
Jonny Flynn hopes to stay in Minnesota and grow with a group of young teammates he loves to be around.