Max Bielfeldt didn’t know he’d be in this situation.
After four years at Michigan, he waited to find out if there would be a scholarship for his fifth year of eligibility. He waited some more, but eventually it became clear he had to explore other options.
With the start of college basketball season on the horizon, we’ll be taking a long look at the conference at large as well as Indiana’s roster over the next month. Today, we continue our look at the Big Ten with the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Minnesota won the NIT in Richard Pitino’s first season and had high hopes entering his second year in Minneapolis.
Max Bielfeldt and Josh Newkirk met with the media on Thursday afternoon for the first time as members of the Indiana basketball program. Bielfeldt spent the previous four years at Michigan while Newkirk, who was recruited by the Hoosiers as a high school player, played two years at Pittsburgh.