Gopher forward Trevor Mbakwe is one of 50 men's college basketball players listed on the John Wooden watch list for the Wooden basketball player of the year award.  Mbakwe is a 6'8 245 pound senior forward who averaged 13.9 points and 10.5 rebounds a game in 2010-2011 with Minnesota.

The Gophers play an exhibition game against Bemidji State on November 1st.