Minnesota's supply of five-star hoops talent dwindling, but Gophers want their share of the next tier

BleedGopher

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per Marcus:

When Chet Holmgren committed to Gonzaga earlier this week, it didn't just squash the dreams of the Gophers landing their first five-star recruit in almost two decades. It was the end of an era.

The 7-foot Minnehaha Academy senior and No. 1-ranked prospect in the Class of 2021 was one of seven players ranked five stars the state of Minnesota produced since 2017, with at least one per year.

Next year's in-state class is deep with Division I talent but 2022 and beyond right now lacks that same type of national star power.

Johnson re-offered Holloman, Heide, Caledonia's Eli King, Byron's Ahjany Lee, Minnehaha Academy's Prince Aligbe, Totino-Grace's Demarion Watson-Saulsberry and Park Center's Braeden Carrington in Minnesota's 2022 class. King was the first Gophers in-state target to commit elsewhere since Johnson's hiring when new Iowa State coach T.J. Otzelberger landed him this week. Former Texas coach Shaka Smart, who inherited former five-star Prior Lake recruit and freshman Dawson Garcia, is offering Minnesota kids as well.


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2024 Mercy Miller will probably be a 5* and Chiang Ring from Minneapolis South could be in that conversation at some point too. 2023 will probably be a light year but 2024 should be pretty good. I like Marcus but a bit of a short sighted article.
 
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