Minnesota cuts bait on St. John's center Chris Obekpa

July 6, 2015

Gophers men's basketball is no longer interested in St. John's transfer Chris Obekpa after the center visited campus over the weekend, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. 

The Red Storm's all-time leading shot blocker is transferring because of an issue with new coach Chris Mullin's stricter rules.

Perhaps he didn't vibe with Richard Pitino, either. Obekpa has one year of eligibility remaining and will have to sit out next season under NCAA transfer rules. Other schools reportedly interested in him are North Carolina State and Arizona State.

(h/t St. Paul Pioneer-Press)