Former Texas A&M forward Davonte Fitzgerald is set to leave the university and head north to Minnesota. Ryan James of Rivals.com reported Fitzgerald’s decision.
Gophers add SF transfer from Texas A&M pic.twitter.com/qgOMTKkTmb
— Ryan James (@RyanJamesMN) May 26, 2015
A former three-star recruit out of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Fitzgerald averaged 5.4 points and shot 35.4 percent from the field over 12.6 minutes per game over his two seasons with the Aggies. Over that stretch, Texas A&M went 39-28 (19-17 SEC) and did not make the NCAA Tournament.
After sitting out a year, per NCAA transfer rules, Fitzgerald will join a Golden Gophers squad that is headed in the right direction under head coach Richard Pitino, son of Hall of Famer and Louisville head coach Rick. In his two years with the team, Minnesota has gone 43-28 (14-22 Big Ten) and won the NIT in 2014.
Just how much playing time Fitzgerald will receive in Minneapolis remains to be seen, but it should be an improvement over Texas A&M. He is an athletic wing at 6’7″, 209 pounds and at Minnesota, he should have more of an opportunity to turn some heads.
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