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Updated: January 21st, 2014 9:23am
Gophers walk-on Kendal Shell will get scholarship, Pitino tweets

Gophers walk-on Kendal Shell will get scholarship, Pitino tweets

by Derek Wetmore
1500ESPN.com
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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.


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.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
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