MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota security guard Gabe Kalscheur announced on Saturday that he is moving to Iowa State for his senior season, the first of several anticipated departures for the Gophers after their coach change.
Kalscheur said on Twitter he was excited about "the next chapter and a fresh start" for his study career with the Cyclones.
The 6-foot-4,200 pound Calf tear is a Minnesota native who was recruited by new Gophers coach Ben Johnson, who was an assistant at the time. Kalscheur also played at DeLaSalle High School under coach Dave Thorson, who had just been hired as an assistant to Johnson & # 39; s staff.
Johnson replaced Richard Pitino, who was fired after eight seasons. Kalscheur was the star of Minnesota's only NCAA Tournament win under Pitino, as a freshman in 2019 when he scored 24 points on 5-for-11 shots from 3-point range against Louisville. Kalscheur was also the team's top defender, regularly signing the opponent's top scorer.
In 88 games with the Gophers, all games started, he averaged 10.4 points and shot 34.5% from a 3-point range.