Gophers’ Robbins enters transfer portal

Liam Robbins is the seventh Gophers’ player to enter the transfer portal since the University’s athletics department parted ways with Richard Pitino.

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Gophers Center Liam Robbins leaps for the ball at Williams Arena on Friday, Dec. 4. The Gophers went on to a 76-67 victory over the North Dakota Fighting Hawks.

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Gophers center Liam Robbins has entered the transfer portal, multiple outlets confirmed Tuesday.

Robbins transferred to the Gophers men’s basketball team after two seasons at Drake University, where he averaged 14.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game in his sophomore season. During his junior year at Minnesota, Robbins was second on the team in scoring with 11.7 points per game. Robbins’ departure marks the seventh Gopher to enter the portal since former head coach Richard Pitino was fired in mid-March.

Robbins has ties to the University via his uncle Ed Conroy, who is the associate head coach of the men’s basketball program. With Ben Johnson taking over as head coach of the program, it’s unclear how much of the coaching staff will remain intact and whether Conroy will be retained.

While Johnson hasn’t announced any assistant coaching hires, he has brought in three transfers in Jamison Battle, E.J. Stephens and Luke Loewe. The Gophers’ roster already looks much different than during their last game against Ohio State on March 11.

This is a breaking news report. More information will be added as it becomes available.