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.
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