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new york 2018 point guard anthony nelson visits gophers this weekend

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new york 2018 point guard anthony nelson visits gophers this weekend

when it comes to recruiting point guards from new york city, the gophers have twice made a splash landing a couple standouts decades apart in eric harris in the 1990s and isaiah washington last year.now for the second class in a row, minnesota coach richard pitino hopes to add a talented floor leader with new york roots in three-star senior anthony nelson, who is expected to make an official visit this weekend along with oak hill small forward keyontae johnson.new york lightning co-director dana dingle said nelson would likely make a decision soon after his trip to the gophers this week.the 6-foot-4, 180-pound nelson plays his high school basketball for south kent school in connecticut and the new york lightning in aau. he narrowed his college finalists to dayton, minnesota and seton hall. both the flyers and pirates received official visits from nelson in late september.“i think the three schools he can step in and help immediately and he knows that,” dingle said. “he likes all of them. it’s coming down to after he visits minnesota and sitting down to figure out exactly what he’s looking for in the school and make a decision. i don’t see why he would make the process longer or string it out.”nelson transferred to prep school last year after helping to lead cordia high school in kentucky to a state title as a sophomore while earning tournament mvp honors in 2016. last season, he averaged 14 points, five rebounds and five assists for south kent as a junior.two su...