MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota has signed point guard Deandre Mathieu to a national letter of intent for next season.
Mathieu averaged 17.1 points, 6.5 assists and 6.1 rebounds for Central Arizona College last season. He spent his first year of college as a walk-on at Morehead State.
Mathieu joins Daquan McNeil as the first two members of new coach Richard Pitino's inaugural recruiting class.
Pitino says Mathieu's up-tempo style and ability to play both ends of the floor fits what he's looking for as he brings in his frenetic, pressing philosophy to Minnesota.