Posted On: 11/11/15 11:00 PM

The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team will welcome three new members starting in 2016 including guard/forward Michael Hurt (Rochester, Minn./John Marshall HS).  Michael signed his National Letter of Intent on Wednesday.

Michael will join the Gophers next fall for the upcoming 2016-17 season, and represent head coach Richard Pitino’s highest-rated recruiting class to date, ranking 17th according to 247Sports and 20th in the nation according to Scout.com. 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.”

The 6’6” Hurt will join the Gophers after starring at John Marshall, averaging 20.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game last season with the Rockets, all team highs.

Hurt, a three-star prospect, also contributed a team-high 45 blocks and 47 steals while averaging more than 30 minutes per game. He is among the top 150 prospects nationally, and received multiple Big

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