Gophers land Morehead State point guard as transfer

The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team continues to rebuild its roster through the transfer portal.

Wednesday, the team received a commitment from Morehead State point guard Ta’lon Cooper.

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound guard played three seasons for the Eagles. Last season, he averaged 9.1 points, 5.9 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game while shooting 33.3% from three and 40.8% from the field overall. However, he shot better his first two seasons, hitting 38.8% of his three-point attempts in 2019-20 and 2020-21.

Thanks to the extra year of eligibility because of COVID-19, Cooper has the ability to play two more collegiate seasons.

Cooper’s commitment comes just two days after Minnesota landed former Prior Lake and University of North Carolina forward Dawson Garcia.

The Gophers will be looking to improve in head coach Ben Johnson’s second season leading the program after finishing 13-17 (4-16 in conference play) last season.