Gophers walk-on Kendal Shell will get scholarship, Pitino tweets
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Gophers guard Kendal Shell joined Tubby Smith's basketball program in 2011 without a scholarship.
The walk-on, now a junior, will earn a scholarship this spring under new head coach Richard Pitino, according to a message posted on Pitino's Twitter account.
Congrats to @Shell_Ken for earning a scholarship for spring semester! Well-deserved for a hard working young man.— Richard Pitino (@MNCoachPitino) January 21, 2014
The team confirmed the account is Pitino's, although it is unverified. A team spokesman also confirmed that Shell will receive a basketball scholarship this spring.