Posted On: 06/18/20 3:19 PM

You don’t see transfers of this magnitude very often — a top-10 prospect in his class moving before his senior season. But after talking to Andre GrayAndreGray6'3" | SGHopkins | 2021StateMN — the #9-ranked prospect in Northstar Hoops’ 2021 rankings — it becomes clear that this is not a frivolous or meaningless transfer.

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A combination of factors led to Gray transferring from Hopkins to Minneapolis North. Things at Hopkins, a decorated and highly-proven program, were just not working out as originally visioned. And a family move near Broadway in North Minneapolis in the middle of Gray’s junior season made a homecoming make a lot of sense.

"I grew up in North, went to Meadowbrook in Golden Valley, then moved to Hopkins in junior high," Gray said. "Then we moved back to North during the middle of last season.

"I’ve been thinking about this since 8th grade. We thought Hopkins was the best situation, and I thought about leaving again sophomore year. But I wanted to stay and be with my friends. I ended up breaking my hand sophomore year. Junior year went better in the last half of the season, but I just

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