clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Friday Quickies: Davion Mintz Edition

It sounds like UK is on the verge of adding a veteran grad transfer.

Creighton v Seton Hall Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Davion Mintz is probably a name most aren’t familiar with, especially considering it’s been over a calendar year since he last played a regular or postseason collegiate basketball game.

The former Creighton Bluejay suffered a high ankle sprain during last year’s preseason and decided to redshirt for the year and save his final year of eligibility.

Mintz made good timing on that decision, especially considering the COVID-19 pandemic. He’s now had over a year to nurse his ankle back to full strength and is currently on the market as a graduate transfer.

Of course, the Kentucky Wildcats are rumored to be in the mix. Evan Daniels of 247 Sports even predicted Mintz to Kentucky for next season. Matt Jones of KSR reported that UK was likely to add a player on Friday that isn’t Matt Haarms.

So, today could be the day Mintz becomes a Cat.

This comes as rather exciting news, especially after both Ashton Hagans and Tyrese Maxey announced they’ll enter the draft. Mintz averaged 9.7 points, three rebounds and three assists for the 2018-2019 season, and of course has had plenty of time to improve his craft.

Nothing has been officially announced yet, but this would clearly be a quality grab for head coach John Calipari and the Wildcats as they buckle down yet again this fall for the chase of No. 9.

Tweet of the Day

Grab a tissue.


Calipari Expects College Hoops to Return to Normal - YourSportsEdge

We’re all hoping this becomes reality.

BREAKING: Johnny Juzang transfers to UCLA - Kentucky Sports Radio

After a year of limited playing time, Juzang is headed back to California.

ROUNDTABLE: Ranking the strength of SEC East programs - Cats Illustrated

How does Kentucky currently stack up in their half of the conference?

Cole Cubelic: Stenberg will change demeanor of offensive line - Kentucky Sports Radio

But can he tone down on the penalties?

Tua Tagovailoa will be healthy to take part in training camp, two of his doctors say - ESPN

Tua’s health seems to be the X-factor for where he is selected.

Division-by-division look at each NFL team’s pre-draft needs: NFC North - Yahoo! Sports

What do the Bears, Lions, Packers and Vikings need most?

Sources: Rams trading Brandin Cooks to Texans - ESPN

Bill O’Brien seems to be running a circus in Houston.

White cancels UFC 249 after ESPN asked him to shut it down - Yahoo! Sports

COVID-19 has now affected even the UFC.

NFL will have 58 prospects participating remotely in draft - ESPN

25 of the 58 player will represent the SEC.

Tua Tagovailoa does ‘virtual’ pro day and will send it to teams - Yahoo! Sports

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, teams are making sure they receive intel on prospects.