Posted On: 11/11/15 10:45 PM

November 11th Update

The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team will welcome three new members starting in 2016 including guard Amir Coffey of Hopkins, Minn./Hopkins HS).  Coffey signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.

Amir Coffey is apart of Richard Pitino’s highest-rated recruiting class to date, ranking 17th according to 247Sports and 20th in the nation according to Both publications have the Gophers' class rated third in the Big Ten.

“The signing of these three student-athletes represents another step in the growth of our program,” Pitino said.

“In Amir and Michael, we have the two best prospects in our state staying home to help us in our pursuit to win a championship. We look forward to having them represent our University both on and off the court.”

Coffey, whose father Richard played for the Gophers from 1986-90, is a consensus top-50 player in the nation and four-star prospect. The 6’7” guard, a McDonald’s All-American finalist, can play multiple positions and impact the game on both ends of the court.

Last season, Coffey missed significant time due to injury but averaged 14.3 points his sophomore season with the Royals. Coffey will be the highest rated recruit to suit up

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