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Pitino lands first recruit, PF Josh Martin

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After being rejected too many times by higher profile recruits, Richard Pitino has finally landed his first recruit of the 2014 class.

His name is Josh Martin, a power forward from Seattle, Washington.

"I hope they (Minnesota fans) are [excited]," Martin told the Star Tribune. "I'm going to try to be the first big recruit in the Pitino era."

He's definitely big. The 6-foot-8, 215 pound Martin picked the Gophers over Florida State and Pittsburgh.

Martin also received scholarship offers from UCLA, Oklahoma State, Washington, Washington State, California and Gonzaga.

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