Truth & Rumors > NCAAB

JUCO transfer has become Gophers MVP

Views
1619
Comments
1

07:36 AM ET 01.14 | DeAndre Mathieu may be small, but his impact during his short time at Minnesota has been significant. Mathieu is listed at 5-foot-9. I'm guessing that's generous by 1 1/2 inches. So far, he's been the catalyst in giving Rich Pitino a competitive start to his Minnesota tenure. When have the Gophers had a flat-out faster guy on the court than Mathieu? I'm not sure. To me, with junior Andre Hollins and senior Austin Hollins being more erratic in game-to-game performances than anticipated, Mathieu has been the Gophers' most valuable player. ... Pitino was able to come in late and land Mathieu out of Central Arizona junior college. The point guard was a first team JUCO All-America and had good offers elsewhere. If Mathieu had taken one of those, this Gophers team would be completely out of luck.

Star Tribune

DeAndre Mathieu, Icon Sports DeAndre Mathieu, Icon Sports
 
January 14, 2014  09:42 AM ET

Go Gophers!

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Tuukka Rask takes blame for Bruins' Game 1 loss
    Views
    2391
    Comments
    231
  2. 2
    Clippers, Warriors exchange barbs
    Views
    312
    Comments
    166
  3. 3
    Smush Parker allegedly punches high schooler
    Views
    1957
    Comments
    139
  4. 4
    Quarterback freefalling down draft boards
    Views
    6886
    Comments
    90
  5. 5
    Joel Quenneville's Midnight Hawk favored to win Illinois Derby
    Views
    505
    Comments
    89

SI.com

SI Photos