Minnesota brothers – barely teenagers – make verbal commitments to Minnesota

According to Fox 9 in Minnesota, the Gophers have received verbal commitments from brothers Chaz Lucius and Cruz Lucius.

Chaz is 14 and Cruz a year younger.

Both are forwards and both currently play at the Gentry Academy in Vadnais Heights, Minn.

“Cruz is the best passer and Chaz is the best shooter,” said the brothers’ longtime coach Billy Hengen in the report. “Together, they are like peanut butter and jelly. They have amazing chemistry.

“So proud they were recognized for their talents. The Gophers are lucky to get them.”

Gentry athletic director Joe Jensen is equally impressed.

“It started from when they were eight, nine years old,” added Jensen.

Committing at an early age is not uncommon, as Oliver Wahlstrom, now in his second season with the U.S. NTDP, decided on Maine when he was 13, but later decommitted and has now decided on Harvard.


  1. 14 and 13… really… Nothing against these kids I’m sure there outsanding young players but you are basically getting a commintment from pee wee and bantam players… their is quite a bit that could happen before these kids get anywhere near old enough. Injuries, not enough growth both physically and as a player, or they could excell in another sport and decide to pursue that. Its great that these kids want to play for the U of M someday, but thats them and countless others, the U of M should have a little sense of resposability and wait for them to have matured more as both players and young men before getting a verbal commitment from them, or at least taking such a commitment seriously.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here