Minnesota reinstates three players

The University of Minnesota’s men’s basketball team has reinstated the three players it suspended when freshman guard Kevin Dorsey had a sex video appear on his social media page, per an AP report.

Gophers coach Richard Pitino suspended Dorsey, freshman guard Dupree McBrayer and sophomore Nate Mason for the final four games of the season, including Minnesota’s first-round loss in the Big Ten Tournament. Mason was missed in particular, as he was averaging 13.8 points and 4.5 assists per game at the time of his suspension.

When the suspensions were first handed down, Pitino’s reasoning was that all three players had violated team rules.

But it appears that all parties involved are ready to move on and help Minnesota overcome what was a forgettable 2015-16 season. The Gophers went 8-23 (2-16 Big Ten) in 2015-16, their worst season since 1987, Clem Haskins’ first season with the team.

But with a solid incoming recruiting class headlined by four-star wing Amir Coffey, here’s hoping that Minnesota bounces back next year.

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