Lu’Cye Patterson’s commitment adds depth to the Gophers’ roster.

The whirlwind of changes in college sports has impacted every program, including the Minnesota Golden Gophers, led by head coach Ben Johnson. In the latest twist, Minneapolis native Lu’Cye Patterson, who excelled at Charlotte in the last two seasons, has committed to the Gophers. He’s expected to step into the starting point guard role for the 2024-25 season, potentially filling the void left by Elijah Hawkins, who transferred to Texas A&M.

Patterson, a 6-foot-2 combo guard, began his college career at Missouri State after attending Brooklyn Center High School, where he showcased impressive stats. Later, he played for Minnesota Prep Academy. During his time at Charlotte, Patterson averaged 14.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game, displaying solid shooting percentages.

With Patterson joining the roster, Minnesota’s depth for the upcoming season looks promising, provided the coaching staff can integrate all the new additions effectively. The team’s lineup features a blend of returning players and recent transfers, highlighting the program’s ongoing evolution.

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