Jon Rothstein goes on Gopher Basketball Twitter rampage, but that's good


CBS Sports College Basketball Analyst Jon Rothstein just gave the college hoops world a full season preview of Gopher Men's Basketball in the span of about three minutes.

That was code for strap in, as Rothstein proceeded to pen his masterpiece in record time.

Wow. If you have the brain power to absorb all that information in that short of a period of time, congratulations, we're still getting our minds around it.

We'll try to summarize it, starting from the top.

Everyone knows Pitino and the Gophers will strive to get out and run, a style the Big Ten is not usually known for. He seems to know that it will take some on-the-fly adjustments to hurry up and wait in some of those conference games.

Sounds like Andre Hollins will be used in a very versatile role, while Pitino seems happy with shooting guard Austin Hollins as the second week of practice wraps up.

Sophomore forward Joey King played his freshman year at Drake, and is still waiting to hear from the NCAA on whether he is eligible this year. Pitino said Tuesday that King is a guy "that can make an impact right away."

Sounds like Mo Walker, Mav Ahanmisi, and Dre Mathieu still have to fine tune the finer points of their game if they hope to be on the court much this year.

FIU transfer Malik Smith is a confident player, and the stats back up that fact, as he attempted over eight threes per game last year.

Then a projected lineup for us to chew on.

Jon Rothstein, you have outdone yourself.

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