Minnesota added a late recruit to their 2020 class with the news that David Mutaf has committed to the program. Mutaf, who is from Turkey, is a 6’6” guard that chose the Gophers over Arkansas and a number of other programs that were reportedly showing interest.
“I picked the Gophers because I feel it’s the right fit for me,” Mutaf said in a text message to the Star Tribune. “I believe that they have a good team and even better fans. I want to help the team as much as I can and want to make an impact.”
Mutaf will join a pair of four star recruits in guard Jamal Mashburn Jr. and center Martice Mitchell. The Gophers also signed transfers Liam Robbins (Drake) and Brandon Johnson (Western Michigan). Head coach Richard Pitino still has one open scholarship remaining for 2020, with speculation that the Gophers will look to add one last transfer.
The 6’6” combo guard played on the Turkish junior national team and has shown to be a capable shooter from anywhere on the court. This past season he averaged 22 points and shot 44% from beyond the arc for his club team and will look to do more of the same with Minnesota.