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Former Utah Basketball Star Both Gach Commits To Minnesota

Jun 15, 2020, 4:19 PM | Updated: 5:30 pm
Utah Utes forward Both Gach (11) dunks over Washington Huskies guard Matisse Thybulle (4) during th...
Utah Utes forward Both Gach (11) dunks over Washington Huskies guard Matisse Thybulle (4) during the game at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)
(Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah Basketball star Both Gach has announced where he is transferring. Gach, who hails from Austin, Minnesota is going to play for his hometown Minnesota Golden Gophers.

“I would love to give a huge Thank you to all the schools that took the time to recruit me but at this time I’m excited to commit to the University of Minnesota and join Coach Pitino and his staff …. Excited to be back home,” said Gach on his personal Twitter account.

Gach, who pulled his name out of the NBA Draft process opted to enter the NCAA’s Transfer Portal instead of return for his junior year to play for the Utes. After entering the portal, Gach had north of 20 schools contact him before committing to the hometown Gophers.

Due to NCAA transfer rules, Gach will have to sit out this season then he will have two years of eligibility remaining with the Gophers.

Last season, Gach was the second-leading scorer on the Utes roster averaging 10.8 points per game, highlighted by a career-high 28 points in the regular-season finale this past year against Colorado.

Gach was expected to be a veteran leader of a Utah team next season that’s looking to improve off a 16-15 record and welcomes in a heralded recruiting class highlighted by 6-foot-5 guard Ian Martinez.

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