Lofton Dismissed From Gophers Basketball TeamJunior guard Zach Lofton has been dismissed from the Minnesota basketball program. Coach Richard Pitino said Wednesday that Lofton was dismissed for "failing to meet the expectations and obligations of the team." The dismissal is effective immediately. Pitino calls the decision difficult but says it was in the team's best interest "to move forward at this time."
Gophers Basketball Adds 3 To 2014 ClassThe University of Minnesota men's basketball team added three more players to its 2014 class on Monday as they signed National Letters of Intent, coach Richard Pitino announced. Minnesota has added forwards Gaston Diedhiou and Bakary Konate as well as guard Zach Lofton.
H.S. Hoops Star Lofton Hopes To Keep RisingZach Lofton is a basketball talent – he just needs to get on track since leaving Columbia Heights High School in 2011. He now has a plan, and he also has game.
Mike Max's News And NotesA whole lot of basketball, high school, college and might the Timberwolves look towards a seasoned veteran to lead? That's what makes up this week's news and notes.
Minn. H.S. B-Ball Player Recovering After Being PunchedA Columbia Heights High School student and basketball player is recovering after another athlete punched him in the face.
Patrick Henry H.S. B-Ball Team Forfeits Game After MeleeThe Patrick Henry High School boys basketball team had to forfeit a sectional playoff game Thursday night due to violence on the court.
Rally Star: Columbia Heights' Zach LoftonThis week's "Rally Star," a feature on local prep sports athletes, is Columbia Heights' Zach Lofton of the boys basketball team.

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