Minnesota basketball lands highly-touted transfer with in-state roots
Minnesota coach Ben Johnson has added his first transfer commitment since taking over the head job.
The Gophers received a commitment from George Washington transfer Jamison Battle on Monday evening. Battle is a Minneapolis native.
Here’s his announcement:
— Jamison Battle™ ♛ (@battletime510) March 30, 2021
Battle played for George Washington for two seasons, and impressed enough to justify a jump to the Big Ten. As a sophomore last season, he averaged 17.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
He’s been a volume shooter so far in his career, making 36.3 percent of his career 3-pointers on an average of 8.1 attempts per game.
According to The Athletic’s Sam Vecenie, Battle was one of the top available transfers on the market.
Battle is a top-20 transfer on the market, IMO. Averaged over 17 PPG last year at GW. Great shooter. https://t.co/gX30l4wjbe
— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) March 30, 2021
The addition of Battle should help lessen the sting of losing Marcus Carr. Last season, he averaged 19.4 points per game for the Gophers.