In these apocalyptic times, Kentucky has lost three players: Ashton Hagans and Tyrese Maxey to the draft and Johnny Juzang to transfer. It’s really crazy, but it looks like even a pandemic restricting any basketball activity won’t stop Kentucky from losing most of its roster.
Good thing is, John Calipari is one of the best recruiters of all-time and added a transfer of his own to the roster.
Today, Davion Mintz, a grad-transfer from Creighton, just announced that he will be a Kentucky Wildcat in his last year of collegiate eligibility.
Mintz announced about a week ago that he would be transferring from Creighton:
Who is he you ask? Mintz is a 6-foot-3 guard, weighing in at 185 pounds. In 28 minutes per game in the 2018-19 season, Mintz average almost ten points, three rebounds, and three assists per game.
Mintz missed last season due to injury.
Some of his best games were a 16 point game against Seton Hall, a 19 point game against #14 Villanova, a 17 point game against Georgetown, and a 21 point game against #21 Marquette.
It’s clear that Mintz can produce as a guard against elite competition This is a great get for Kentucky as they have already lost Hagans and Maxey to the draft and it’s likely they lose Quickley.
Kentucky’s front-court has some good gets with the likes of Devin Askew, B.J. Boston, and Terrence Clarke coming to Lexington, but Mintz adds some experience to those positions for the Cats that they don’t always have.
Watch some of these highlights to see what Mintz looks like in action because we all know you have nothing else to do.