Who Will Lead the Minnesota Golden Gophers In Scoring?

By Trevor Lowry
Minnesota Golden Gophers
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers will not be the best team in the Big 10 entering the new season, but they will still have some talent regardless. With that said, who will lead the team in scoring in the 2013-14 college basketball season?

If you watched Minnesota play at all in the 2013 NCAA Tournament, then this should be an easy choice. Andre Hollins did work in the dance last season and he was the leading scorer of the team as well.

Hollins averaged 14.6 points per game last season. However, that had nothing on what he did in the Big Dance.

Hollins went off for 28 points against the UCLA Bruins and 25 points against the Florida Gators. A deep run might have saved head coach Tubby Smith’s job, but Hollins definitely left it all out on the court and he showed college hoops how good of a player he is.

I doubt Hollins will put up 25-28 points per game in the upcoming season, but he has the talent to average more than 14.6 points per game. Plus, Minnesota is going to need him to score more as it loses a bunch of talent.

Hollins shot 41.6 percent from the field and 41.8 percent from behind the arc last year. He made 81 threes in the process. As you can see, he is lethal from behind the arc and shoots at a very high rate.

There are other players that will more than likely put up double-digits in points on the Golden Gophers, but Hollins is easily the best scorer on the team and he will be the go-to guy once again.

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