By Mike Hendrickson
Sophomore point guard Kevin Dorsey will be leaving the Gophers and transferring to another school, head coach Richard Pitino announced Monday.
Dorsey was suspended for the team’s final four games of the season, along with guards Nate Mason and Dupree McBrayer, for a violation of team rules. The Associated Press reported on Feb. 29 that a sexually explicit video was posted on Dorsey’s Twitter and Instagram accounts and later removed.
The three guards were later reinstated to the team for the 2016-17 season, Minnesota associate athletic communications director Dan Reisig confirmed to the Minnesota Daily on March 29.
“After discussion with Kevin and his family, we all feel that it is best for him to transfer and get closer to home,” Pitino said in a statement. “We wish Kevin nothing but the best moving forward, and will assist him in the process in any way that we can.”
Dorsey appeared in 26 games during his freshman season, averaging 6.8 points and 1.4 assists a game. He will have three years of eligibility remaining.
The Waldorf, Md. native was ranked as a four-star recruit by ESPN.com, 247Sports and Rivals.com coming out of high school.