Gophers head coach Richard Pitino has added his first homegrown forward the roster.
Eastview High School grad Joey King tweeted Sunday that he was excited to be a Gopher basketball scholarship recipient. The team still has one scholarship available to hand out.
@KingJoey_24: Ive accepted a scholarship to play basketball at the University of Minnesota. Could not be more excited to be a gopher. !
The 6-foot-9 forward played one year at Drake, averaging 6.9 points and 2.9 rebounds in 19 minutes a game.
King the first big man Pitino has signed as part of his inaugural recruiting class at Minnesota; he'll join guards Malik Smith, Deandre Mathieu and Daquein McNeil.
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