With the addition of Kellan Grady to the Kentucky Wildcats roster for the 2021-22 season, Kentucky solves the issue of shooting and scoring in the backcourt. Next? Experience.
Kyle Tucker of The Athletic saying that there is a very good chance that Davion Mintz comes back to Lexington next season, pairing alongside Grady, which would make them the most experienced backcourt in the country.
I think there’s a very good chance Kentucky has both Grady and Mintz — and therefore the most experienced backcourt in America, right? — next season. https://t.co/5ODJNhxs4V— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) March 29, 2021
If this were to happen, Mintz would presumably take over point guard duties with Grady at the shooting guard spot.
Add a returning Mintz to next season’s backcourt with a freshman Nolan Hickman and a sophomore Devin Askew, and suddenly John Calipari’s experience and depth is no longer an issue.
There is still no timetable on when Mintz is expected to make an announcement regarding his intentions, but If I were a betting man, the next 2-3 weeks could be big for Kentucky basketball.
John Calipari almost always finds a way, folks. A Grady-Mintz backcourt may prove to be the latest example.