2008-2009 Minnesota Gophers

2008-2009 Minnesota Gophers Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
- Jamal Abu-Shamala Sr G 6-6 210 Jul 25, 1987 Shakopee (MN) United States Shakopee High School
- Devron Bostick Jr GF 6-5 220 Feb 22, 1988 Racine (WI) United States St. Catherine's High School
- Travis Busch So GF 6-4 220 Dec 4, 1986 Mounds View (MN) United States Mounds View High School
- Paul Carter So F 6-8 200 Jun 2, 1987 Little Rock (AR) United States Little Rock Central High School
- Blake Hoffarber So G 6-4 210 Apr 27, 1988 Minnetonka (MN) United States Hopkins High School
- Colton Iverson Fr FC 7-0 255 Jun 29, 1989 Yankton (SD) United States Yankton High School
- Damian Johnson Jr F 6-7 200 Mar 9, 1987 Thibodaux (LA) United States Thibodaux High School
- Devoe Joseph Fr SG 6-4 180 Jun 21, 1989 Pickering Canada Pickering High School
- Al Nolen So G 6-1 180 Feb 11, 1989 Minneapolis (MN) United States Minneapolis Henry High School
- Kevin Payton Jr GF 6-5 215 Dec 7, 1986 Vienna Austria Camden High School
- Ralph Sampson III Fr FC 6-11 240 Jan 5, 1990 Duluth (GA) United States Northview High School
- Lawrence Westbrook Jr G 6-0 185 Jan 17, 1988 Chandler (AZ) United States The Winchendon School
- Jonathan Williams Sr F 6-9 275 Oct 13, 1984 St. Cloud (MN) United States Notre Dame Preparatory

Recent Minnesota Gophers History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2014-2015 18-15 (6-12) 10th (Big Ten) 2nd Rnd N/A
2013-2014 25-13 (8-10) 7th (Big Ten) 2nd Rnd NIT Champion
2012-2013 21-13 (8-10) 7th (Big Ten) 1st Rnd NCAA 2nd Rnd
2011-2012 23-15 (6-12) 9th (Big Ten) 2nd Rnd NIT Runner Up
2010-2011 18-14 (6-12) 9th (Big Ten) 1st Rnd N/A
2009-2010 21-14 (9-9) 6th (Big Ten) Runner Up NCAA 1st Rnd
2008-2009 22-11 (9-9) 7th (Big Ten) 2nd Rnd NCAA 1st Rnd
2007-2008 20-14 (8-10) 6th (Big Ten) 3rd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2006-2007 9-22 (3-13) 9th (Big Ten) 1st Rnd N/A
2005-2006 16-15 (5-11) 10th (Big Ten) 2nd Rnd NIT 3rd Rnd
2004-2005 21-11 (10-6) 4th (Big Ten) 3rd Rnd NCAA 1st Rnd
2003-2004 12-18 (3-13) 10th (Big Ten) 2nd Rnd N/A
2002-2003 19-14 (8-8) 6th (Big Ten) 1st Rnd NIT 4th Rnd

2008-2009 Minnesota Gophers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Lawrence Westbrook All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (Coaches)
Lawrence Westbrook All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (Media)
Damian Johnson All-Big Ten Defensive Team

2008-2009 Minnesota Gophers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters A. Nolen L. Westbrook D. Johnson R. Sampson III C. Iverson
Rotation D. Joseph B. Hoffarber T. Busch P. Carter  
Rotation   J. Abu-Shamala      
Rotation   D. Bostick      
Lim PT     K. Payton   J. Williams

2008-2009 Minnesota Gophers Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Lawrence Westbrook 32 24.1 12.6 2.5 1.4 0.7 0.1 2.1
Damian Johnson 30 26.7 9.8 4.2 1.6 1.9 2.0 1.4
Al Nolen 33 26.5 6.5 3.2 4.3 1.9 0.2 1.7
Blake Hoffarber 32 22.0 6.4 2.7 1.2 0.7 0.1 1.3
Ralph Sampson III 33 20.8 6.3 4.2 0.8 0.3 1.5 0.8
Colton Iverson 32 17.7 5.4 3.6 0.6 0.4 1.3 1.4
Paul Carter 28 16.0 5.3 4.5 1.0 0.7 0.5 1.2
Devoe Joseph 33 16.7 5.0 1.8 1.5 0.8 0.1 1.7
Devron Bostick 31 10.7 4.0 1.5 0.8 0.5 0.1 0.9
Jamal Abu-Shamala 33 12.3 3.8 1.6 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.8
Travis Busch 30 11.1 3.7 1.6 0.3 0.4 0.1 0.7
Jonathan Williams 18 6.1 0.9 1.3 0.3 0.2 0.4 0.8
Kevin Payton 9 4.7 0.0 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2

2008-2009 Minnesota Gophers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Tubby Smith Head Coach 2007-2008 Head Coach (Kentucky, 1997 to 2007)
Ron Jirsa Assistant Coach 2007-2008 N/A
Vince Taylor Assistant Coach 2008-2009 N/A