Minnesota Gopher Basketball Roster

Dan Coleman hopes to lead "U" to postseason play

The Minnesota basketball team finished just 9-22 last year and 3-13 in Big Ten play. New head coach Tubby Smith inherits a team that returns 10 players. The team lost JC transfers Limar Wilson and Engen Nurumbi, who left the program before the end of the season. They added local products Blake Hoffarber and Al Nolen Jr. to add depth in the backcourt. The following is a look at next year's roster.

PLAYER

POS

HT

WT

CLASS

GAMES

MIN

MPG

PPG

RPG

APG

Lawrence McKenzie

6-2 

180 

Sr*

31

1071

34.5

14.9

3.4

2.8

Dan Coleman

6-9 

225

Sr*

31

1003

32.4

14.2

6.0

1.4

Spencer Tollackson

6-9 

267

Sr

23

632

27.5

12.0

5.3

1.2

Jamal Abu-Shamala

G-F 

6-5 

200 

Jr

31

735

23.7

6.5

3.1

0.9

Brandon Smith

G-F 

6-6 

205 

Jr

26

344

13.2

3.8

2.2

1.0

Jonathan Williams

6-9 

275

Jr*

30

437

14.6

2.2

3.5

0.6

Ryan Saunders

G

6-1

170

Jr*

Lawrence Westbrook

G

6-0 

190

So

21

226

10.8

3.5

0.6

0.6

Kevin Payton

6-5 

200

So*

31

631

20.4

2.2

2.2

2.5

Damian Johnson

6-7 

192

So*

28

275

9.8

1.6

1.4

0.5

Bryce Webster

6-9 

240 

So

28

261

9.3

1.3

1.7

0.3

Travis Busch

G

6-4

220

So*

Al Nolen

G

6-1

Fr

Blake Hoffarber

G

6-3

Fr

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