McBrayer is the second commit for Richard Pitino and the Golden Gophers in the class of 2015. The talented and long McBrayer played high school ball in New Jersey last year but will prep next year to get stronger. He was pursued by former St. John's staffer and former New Heights AAU director Kimani Young, now an assistant at Minnesota.
Source confirms Queens guard Dupree McBrayer to Minnesota. St. John's misses on local target. #sjubb— Zach Braziller (@NYPost_Brazille) August 23, 2014
Dupree McBrayer was a long shot for St. John's from the start. Minnesota was in full court press for most of the process. #sjubb— Kenny Garner (@kengyank) August 23, 2014
For St. John's, the lure of a local guard prospect was nice, but the staff has been in hot pursuit of more heralded guard targets - Isaiah Briscoe, Tyler Dorsey, Brandon Sampson and Malik Beasley. None have committed, though Beasley came to visit St. John's in recent weeks.