Minnesota 7-foot center becomes latest Gopher to jump into transfer portal
Another member of Minnesota’s basketball team is in the NCAA transfer portal. This time, it’s 7-foot center Liam Robbins who is looking for a different opportunity.
247Sports’ Ryan James reported on Tuesday that Robbins decided to enter his name into the transfer portal, becoming the seventh player from the 2020-21 roster to explore other options. He spent just one season with the Golden Gophers, transferring into the program after spending the previous two seasons at Drake.
Robbins appeared in 23 games for Minnesota during last season, starting every game he played. He averaged 11.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per contest. He missed the last six games of the year because of injury.
Minnesota junior center Liam Robbins has entered the transfer portal
— Ryan James (@RyanJamesMN) April 6, 2021
Robbins was a huge difference-maker for the Gophers when he was on the floor. But as he and sharp-shooter Gabe Kalscheur sustained season-ending injuries, things went south for Minnesota in the final weeks of the season.
Robbins showed of his skill on both ends of the floor in a 77-60 win over Ohio State in early January. The 7-footer scored 27 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, blocked 5 shots and dished out 4 assists in the victory.
In one season, Robbins totaled three double-doubles and scored 10 points or more in 15 contests.
Because of the NCAA’s blanket waiver for all winter student-athletes, Robbins still has two years of eligibility to use.