Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Trevor Mbakwe and Royce White Rumored To Transfer
Last season was supposed to be a big season for the Minnesota Gopher basketball team. With incoming heralded recruits Trevor Mbakwe, Royce White, and Rodney Williams, the team had lofty expectations. A Big 10 Title and a Top 15 team in the country was considered in the realm of possibility. Unfortunately, Minnesota never got to put all the recruits on the floor. Because of legal issues, recruits Royce White and Trevor Mbakwe were not allowed to play. Athletic Director Joel Maturi made the decision that both could not play until their legal issues were carried out. The process was never finished in court this season and both players did not play. Now, rumors are spreading that both players may be leaving. It has been rumored that Royce White may be heading to Kentucky or Iowa State, and Trevor Mbakwe to Memphis. There's still some faith that both players can somehow stay with the Maroon and Gold. Both played high school in Minnesota and Gopher fans are familiar with the athletes. This offseason will show if these players are committed to Minnesota or if they will defunct elsewhere.