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Standout transfer Both Gach picks Gophers

Gach led Austin High School to the state title game in 2016-17.

Former Austin High School basketball standout Both Gach is coming home as the 6-foot-6 wing revealed he is transferring to the Gophers through a post on Twitter Monday night.

Gach helped lead Austin to the Class AAA championship game during the 2016-17 season and began his collegiate career with two seasons at the University of Utah.

As a sophomore with the Utes, Gach averaged 10.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. He improved enough from his freshman to sophomore seasons that he entered his name into the NBA Draft process, essentially gaining valuable experience to learn what NBA scouts think he needs to work on.

Sports Illustrated's Jeremy Woo told the Salt Lake Tribune that Gach is "not close to NBA-ready and will need to show he does more than just score moving forward."

The question now is to when Gach will be able to play for the Gophers. As is the case with all non-graduate transfers, every transfer waiver will be decided on a case-by-case basis, so his immediate playing status for the 2020-21 season is yet to be determined.

Minnesota has a pair of scholarships available after Drew Peterson, a transfer from Rice, reopened his recruitment and decided to commit to the University of Southern California instead of Minnesota.

The Gophers are currently waiting to learn if 7-foot Drake transfer Liam Robbins will be granted a waiver to play right away. 

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