Gophers' Jamal Mashburn Jr. enters the NCAA transfer portal

He's the second player to enter the transfer portal in the past week.
Publish date:
Jamal Mashburn Jr

Two days after head coach Richard Pitino was fired by the Gophers, four-star recruit Jamal Mashburn Jr. has entered the transfer portal with plans to leave the University of Minnesota. 

ESPN was the first to report Mashburn's name showing up in the transfer portal, though it has since been confirmed by numerous others, including Mashburn's father, Jamal Mashburn Sr., who told the Star Tribune that his son is reopening his recruitment. 

Mashburn, a 4-star recruit, was the highest-rated recruit in the Gophers' Class of 2020. He averaged 8.2 points per game as a freshman, including while starting the final eight games of the season. 

Last week, former Orono High star Jarvis Omersa entered the transfer portal, leaving whoever coaches the 2021-22 Gophers with two vacant spots on the roster. 

Next Up

Rocco Baldelli

Twins-Angels postponed Saturday and Sunday due to COVID

Outfielder Kyle Garlick and one other player tested positive on Saturday.


Curfew set at 11 p.m. in Brooklyn Center, Champlin Saturday

More protests are expected in Brooklyn Center.

Image from iOS (1)

Victim killed in multi-vehicle crash that closed Hwy. 62 ID'd as woman, 23

The four-vehicle crash closed the eastbound highway for several hours.

protest, Daunte Wright, Brooklyn Center

Photographer reports being maced and punched by police, other journalists detained

It came just hours after a court order prevented law enforcement from using force against the news media.


Police move in swiftly to make arrests on 6th night of Daunte Wright protests

What started out peaceful took a turn as the night drew in.

Michelle missing outing

Man pleads guilty in 2019 murder of Outing woman

Joshua Emil Karjala's sentencing is set for June.


Jamal Mashburn Jr.

4-star recruit Jamal Mashburn Jr. commits to Gophers

He is the son of former NBA star Jamal Mashburn.

Liam Robbins

Liam Robbins is 7th Gopher to enter NCAA transfer portal

The roster is going to look almost 100% different next season.

Both Gach

Will Gophers try to land ex-Austin standout Both Gach?

Gach has entered the NCAA's transfer portal.

Richard Pitino

4-star recruit Jamal Mashburn Jr. could pick Gophers

The Miami native will make his decision next week.

Liam Robbins

Will NCAA grant waiver for Gopher transfer Liam Robbins?

A vote on the transfer waiver recommendation is expected in May.

Marcus Carr

All of a sudden, Gophers' 2020 starting 5 could be really good

It really depends on a couple of transfers being granted immediate eligibility.