In head coach P.J. Fleck’s six recruiting classes since taking over the program in 2017, the U has signed an average of 3.6 scholarship players from Minnesota, ranging from a high of five in 2017 to a low of two in 2021
The NCAA now allows student-athletes one opportunity to transfer schools and not be forced to sit out a season. The 6-foot-11 Garcia used that when he went from Marquette to North Carolina between the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons.
Playing at Xcel Energy Center for the first time since he was a Delano high schooler five years ago, Colorado Avalanche rookie forward Ben Meyers had his own cheering section of former Gophers teammates in his return to Minnesota.