The NBA draft came and went and neither Trevor Mbake nor Rodney Williams heard their name. Now they’re re-united as teammates trying to prove themselves in the NBA summer league as free agent hopefuls — fueled by the big league dream.
Former University of Minnesota forward Rodney Williams was among the draft hopefuls to work out for representatives from 26 NBA teams at Target Center on Wednesday.
The Target Center in downtown Minneapolis will be a busy place Tuesday and Wednesday as the Minnesota Timberwolves will be working out prospects for the NBA Draft. The Timberwolves currently have the No. 9 pick and the No. 26 pick in the first round of the draft and also have a second round choice.
Century Community College left-handed ace Jared Dettman, who is pitching in the Junior College World series, should get drafted for a second time next week. Cedar Rapids Kernels’ manager Jake Mauer sees some similarities between first-round prospect Byron Buxton and his brother – the Twins’ Joe Mauer. The Timberwolves are concerned about Kevin Love’s conditioning since his injury ended his season.
New University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach Rich Pitino is here.
But what does it mean to the local basketball community?
One of the most athletic players in recent memory at the University of Minnesota will get one more chance to show off his skill on a national stage.
How does the No. 11-seeded Gophers men’s basketball team recover from a three-game losing skid to beat No. 6-seeded UCLA in the NCAA tournament?
Brandon Ubel scored Nebraska’s last 10 points and finished with 15, and the Cornhuskers defeated Minnesota 53-51 Wednesday night in the final college basketball game at Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Trevor Mbakwe and Rodney Williams are about to play their last home game for Minnesota.
What made the Gophers’ win over No. 1-ranked Indiana all the more stunning was how poorly the Gophers have been playing with back-to-back 20-point plus losses on the road.
Rashad Vaughn is one of those blue chippers. Every high power college program has an interest in the Robbinsdale Cooper junior.
Rodney Williams snapped out of a funk to score 23 points and No. 23 Minnesota got a much-needed confidence boost with an 84-65 victory over Nebraska on Tuesday night.
After a strong start, Minnesota has fallen into a familiar midseason slide under coach Tubby Smith.
Before he was a Gopher, Rodney Williams was a high-flying star at Robbinsdale Cooper.
Starting guard Joe Coleman scored 12 points, and No. 13 Minnesota got 42 points from its reserves in a 75-50 rout of Lafayette on Saturday night.