The Minnesota Golden Gophers added the final piece of their offseason puzzle on Tuesday, bringing in graduate transfer Brock Stull from the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin, completing their roster for the 2018-19 season.
Stull, who redshirted as a freshman before playing three years for the Panthers, will be able to play for the Gophers immediately and has one season of eligibility. The 6-foot-4, 195-pound guard averaged over 13 points per game each of the last two seasons in Milwaukee.
For his career, Stull has shot 41 percent from the floor, 38 percent from 3-point range and 77 percent from the free-throw line. His outside shooting will provide a huge lift for the Gophers, who struggled shooting from distance last season and graduated one of their top shooters in Nate Mason.
Stull made 72 3-pointers a year ago, including 14 games where he hit three or more.
The Illinois native has an instant connection in the Minnesota program. Former Milwaukee assistant coach Rob Jeter, who helped recruit Stull out of high school, just joined the Gophers coaching staff to fill one of the openings left by the departures of Kimani Young and Ben Johnson.
As one of three transfers Minnesota acquired this spring, Stull may be the only one to contribute in 2018. Payton Willis, from Vanderbilt, will be forced to sit out for one season, while Marcus Parr, Pittsburgh, is hoping to get a waiver from the NCAA that allows him to play immediately, though it’s uncertain when that might be granted.
Minnesota struck gold the last time that brought in a Milwaukee transfer. Akeem Springs joined the team for the 2016-17 season and became an instant leader and outside-shooting threat as the Gophers made the NCAA Tournament for the first time under Richard Pitino.
The Gophers will look different next season after an injury- and suspension-riddled 2017-18 campaign.
Mason, Bakary Konate and Gaston Diedhiou graduated, Reggie Lynch was expelled after multiple sexual assault allegations, and Davonte Fitzgerald and Jamir Harris transferred.
Meanwhile, Stull, Willis and Carr will be joined by freshmen Jarvis Omersa, Gabe Kalscheur and Daniel Oturu on next year’s roster, while redshirt sophomore Eric Curry will be back from a knee injury, and transfer Matz Stockman will be eligible to play after spending a year on the sideline following his transfer from Louisville.
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