Transfer from Texas A&M lands with the Gophers

Published 3:48 am Wednesday, May 27, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Texas A&M forward Davonte Fitzgerald is transferring to Minnesota.

The Golden Gophers announced the move on Tuesday. Fitzgerald is a 6-foot-7 forward who spent two years playing for the Aggies. He averaged 5.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in those two seasons, but saw his role diminish as a sophomore.

Fitzgerald is the seventh member of a recruiting class that includes Illinois State transfer Reggie Lynch and freshmen Kevin Dorsey and Jarvis Johnson.

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Coach Richard Pitino says the Atlanta native’s experience playing at Texas A&M will be a big boost to a young team.

Under NCAA transfer rules, Fitzgerald will have to sit out next season. He will have two more years of eligibility beginning in 2016-17.