Will Rochester's Matthew Hurt be the 5-star recruit that finally plays for the Gophers? - Bring Me The News

Will Rochester's Matthew Hurt be the 5-star recruit that finally plays for the Gophers?

Hurt started every game and won gold with Team USA at the FIBAs.
Author:
Publish date:

It's going to hurt if the Gophers don't ultimately receive a commitment from Rochester John Marshall 2019 basketball star Matthew Hurt, but considering he's one of the most coveted players in the country, it's something Minnesota fans should brace for.

Hurt, a five-star recruit who 247 Sports ranks as the fourth-best player in the country in the Class of 2019, started every game to help lead Team USA to the gold medal at the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship in Canada over the weekend. 

Hurt scored 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting while adding four steals and three rebounds in Sunday's gold medal game. 

Today's Top Stories

Dennis Green elected to Vikings Ring of Honor

PGA Tour adds "3M Open" in Minnesota to 2019 schedule and beyond

Do the Gophers have a chance to get him? 

They do, but 247 Sports' crystal ball projection gives Kansas the best chance, and it certainly helps that Kansas head coach Bill Self coached Hurt and Team USA in the FIBA tournament. 

At 6-foot-9, Hurt was unstoppable as a junior at John Marshall, averaging 33.9 points, 15 rebounds and nearly four blocks per game. And based on what he said he likes about Kanas in an interview with Rivals last month, it sounds like Hurt wants to play shooting guard in college. 

“You know they are a great program," Hurt said of Kansas. "All of these programs (recruiting me) are great, really. I think they have a pretty good usage (history) of a big guard. Look at Josh Jackson, Kelly Oubre and Andrew Wiggins, those type of players.”

In addition to Minnesota recruiting against Kansas, they're also competing against NCAA giants like Kentucky, Louisville and North Carolina, among pretty much every other reputable basketball powerhouse in the nation. 

Sooner or later the Gophers will convince a local five-star recruit to stay home, but Hurt might be next in a line that's already seen five-star Minnesota prep stars Rashad Vaughn, Tyus Jones, Gary Trent Jr., and Tre Jones go elsewhere. 

Next Up

CrispAndGreenPhoto

Minnesota-based Crisp & Green adds 20 locations in four states

The four-year-old local business says it's going national

victoria burrow pizza

Fair-inspired entertainment venue opening at Mall of America

Fair on 4 will feature axe throwing, go carts and more.

cheers-2636510_1280

Canceled: The Halloween bar crawl that no bars knew about

The dubiously organized event was planned for this weekend in Minneapolis.

covid saliva test

St. Cloud gets Minnesota's 6th COVID-19 saliva testing site

Four more sites are expected to open in the Twin Cities in the coming weeks.

burnsville center

Part of Burnsville Center is being auctioned off

More than 500,000 square feet of the mall is being auctioned off.

State Capitol

Elections 2020: Control of Minnesota's divided Legislature is up for grabs

Redistricting and responding to COVID-19 are among the issues the new legislature will have to deal with.

ambulance

Rochester woman found dead in the snow after leaving senior residence

The woman left the senior living center around 2:30 a.m. Monday.

Screen Shot 2020-10-27 at 10.43.19 AM

Investigation: Sprinklers could have saved 5 killed in Minneapolis high-rise fire

The deadly fire broke out at the Cedar-Riverside apartment block last November.

coronavirus, covid-19

Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, October 27

Hospitalizations continue to rise quickly in Minnesota.

Associate wearing PPE 2

Amazon looking to hire 1,000 seasonal workers in Minnesota

The retail giant is hiring 100,000 nationwide.

Blueberry-arial

9 kids accused of damaging Minnesota golf course

The full extent of the damage won't be known until spring.

Screen Shot 2020-10-27 at 9.36.14 AM

Ordway to host 3 virtual holiday shows this season

'A (Virtual) Christmas with The Griswolds,' 'Hip Hop Nutcracker' and 'A virtually Celtic Christmas' will be streamed live for those who buy tickets.

Related

5-star recruit Matthew Hurt to announce decision April 19

The super recruit from Rochester is one of the top players in the country.

Matthew Hurt

Hurt chooses Duke, Gophers don't land any of top-7 MN recruits

It's the second time in three years that none of the top recruits stayed home.

Daniel Oturu

Gopher recruits compared to MN prep stars who left

Diving into the last three years of recruiting Minnesota basketball players.

Gophers not on Hopkins star's final 5 college choices

The four-star forward has big-time programs after him.

Kadiatou Sissoko

5-star recruit from Paris transfers to play for Gophers

She's transferring from Syracuse to Minnesota.

Kendall Brown

5-star Kendall Brown trims recruiting list, Gophers on it

Brown is a 5-star recruit who previously attended East Ridge High School.

Screen Shot 2019-09-19 at 2.53.34 PM

Gopher women land 5-star basketball recruit from Ohio

She's a 5-foot-8 point guard from Columbus, Ohio.

Treyton Thompson

Gophers receive commitment from 4-star Treyton Thompson

The Alexandria native is playing his junior season at a prep school in Indiana.