Gophers forward Kris Keinys enters NCAA transfer portal; U has had five departures

Gophers freshman forward Kris Keinys has entered the NCAA transfer portal, a source confirmed to the Pioneer Press on Friday.

Minnesota now has five players from last year’s roster exiting the program: one starter (rising junior center Pharrel Payne) and four reserves. This means head coach Ben Johnson has had at least five players depart in each of his three offseason.

But Keinys played the fewest minutes of any portal entrant. The 6-foot-8 from Klaipeda, Lithuania, saw a total of 21 minutes over five games last season.

The U’s five open roster spots are now available for Johnson and staff to sign players out of the free agent database.

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