Minnesota wrapped up their 2019 recruiting class with the late addition of point guard Bryan Greenlee, a three-star recruit from Florida that committed in June.
#GoGophers pic.twitter.com/jreiOuO0ih— Bryan Greenlee (@bgreenlee21) June 13, 2019
Greenlee committed to the Gophers over a number of schools that offered during his recruitment, including Arkansas State, Iowa, Boston University and Columbia. He joins a class that includes three star guard Tre Williams, three star center Sammie Freeman, forward Isaiah Ihnen and Drexel transfer Alihan Demir.
The addition of Greenlee is an interesting one for the Gophers. On one hand his addition will add some depth at the point for Minnesota next season, but at the same time Greenlee wasn’t heavily recruited and you can make the argument that the Gophers would have benefited more holding onto the scholarship for a player next season in a deep 2020 recruiting class.
In his senior season he averaged 13.7 points, 7.3 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game while excelling on the defensive side of the ball. With Amir Coffey, Isaiah Washington and Dupree McBrayer all departing, there’s plenty of depth that Pitino will need to fill.
The summer addition of Greenlee should help add some depth next season, though Gopher fans might be a bit weary that Pitino reached on trying to find a steal late in the recruiting process. Either way the addition of Greenlee will give Pitino another option at the point this winter as Minnesota tries to return to the NCAA Tournament in back-to-back seasons for the first time since 2009-10.