Blog: Pitino analyzes each Gopher from Saturday's scrimmage

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Gophers men's basketball coach Rich Pitino is quickly becoming the most fan-friendly head coach in the state.

In his latest blog, Pitino offers bullet points with the positives and negatives of every player on the roster from Saturday's 30 minute team scrimmage.

Here's our favorite bullet from each player.

Andre Hollins:Very good on the ball defensively

Austin HollinsDidn't have a sub and didn't play tired

DeAndre Mathieu:Was most impressed with him

Joey KingHad an identity crisis and thought he was Malik Smith (took seven 3s)

Charles BuggsHis length and athleticism is perfect for the way we want to play

Elliott Eliason8 rebounds in 28 minutes

Oto OseniecksGot to the foul line 10 times

Malik SmithCan't settle on just being a jump shooter

Mo Walker:Zero offensive rebounds

Daquein McNeilHas a bright future

Kendal Shell:Brings something positive to the team every single day

Maverick AhanmisiTook 9 high percentage shots

Wally Ellenson:Tried him at the 4 briefly and he adapted well

The Gophers hoops season tips off Nov. 1 with an exhibition game against Cardinal-Stritch. Yeah, we've never heard of that school, either. Apparently they were the 2013 NAIA Division II National Champs.

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