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Report: Richard Pitino lands fifth commitment first Minnesota class

2014 NIT Championship

2014 NIT Championship

Mike Stobe

Minnesota has landed their fifth commitment in the Class of 2014.

Banary Konate, a 6-foot-11 center from Sunrise Christian Academy in Bel Aire, KS, made his pledge on Wednesday afternoon.

Konate is a three-star recruit, according to Rivals. He joins Josh Martin, Carlos Morris, Nate Mason and Gaston DiedHiou in Richard Pitino’s first recruiting class.

The Golden Gophers are coming off of an NIT title.

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