Earlier this week, the Minnesota Golden Gophers got some exciting news as key Division II transfer Parker Fox announced he would be committing to the program. He joins what is starting to become an interesting roster for new head coach Ben Johnson.
Division II standout transfer Parker Fox has committed to Minnesota, he tells @247Sports.— Travis Branham (@TravisBranham_) April 16, 2021
“I am headed home. I am going to be going to be going to the University of Minnesota.” Story: https://t.co/MpXepokn7E pic.twitter.com/xVYHVBeSrG
Fox comes out of Northern State and grew up around Minnesota’s program as a kid. In fact, the Star Tribune reported he even swept up between timeouts as a kid. He is listed at 6-foot-8 and 210 pounds and should play a role in the team’s frontcourt. Along with Minnesota, he had offers from Creighton, Florida State, Ohio State, TCU, and Vanderbilt among others.
Projecting a player like Fox is pretty difficult. He seems to have the size, strength, and skillset to play at the Division I level, but it’s hard to say for sure. We’ll have to see how he reacts to Big Ten opponents. However, he does help fill a serious need for the Gophers in the frontcourt, which underperformed massively last season. Expect him to be in serious contention for a starting role next season.
Johnson and his staff still have their work cut out to build the roster moving forward, but Gopher fans have to be excited about bringing Fox into the fold.