Minnesota freshman Jamal Mashburn Jr. enters the transfer portal

The first domino of Richard Pitino's firing has been felt, as emerging freshman Jamal Mashburn Jr. entered the transfer portal on Wednesday. The news was first reported by Verbal Commits. The son of Kentucky icon Jamal Mashburn, Mashburn Jr. was a Top 150 recruit nationally, who carved out a niche for the Gophers this year, averaging 8.2 points per game as a freshman. The 6'2 guard will have three years of eligibility remaining.