The Minnesota Golden Gophers new head coach Ben Johnson continues to work the transfer portal as Minneapolis area native and former George Washington Colonials transfer forward Jamison Battle has committed to the Gophers.
The 6-foot-7 forward clocks in at 225 pounds and is transferring to Minnesota after two seasons in the Atlantic 10 Conference playing for the GW Colonials. He played in a total of 47 games, starting in 45 of them. Battle averaged 35.7 minutes per game, scoring 13.5 points, 5.2 boards, 0.6 steals, and 0.4 blocks per game while shooting 56.4 percent from two point range. The big man also averaged 7.2 three point attempts per game over his career while averaging 36.3 percent from deep, enough to make an opponent have to account for him for sure.
Battle was an unranked recruit out of high school and only had a listed offer per 247Sports from George Washington. The Gophers have a lot of holes to fill this year after firing head coach Richard Pitino Jr. and seeing six players enter the transfer portal including Gabe Kalscheur, Marcus Carr, Jamal Mashburn Jr., Tre’ Williams, Sam Freeman, and Martice Mitchell.
New head coach Ben Johnson will have his work cut out for him filling out the roster, but Battle is likely a helpful pickup for the new man in charge.