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Twitter reacts to Davion Mintz returning; Will UK add Jalen Duren to the mix?

The Cats have a loaded team for next season! Will Jalen Duren join the fun?

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There is just one remaining piece to the puzzle for the Kentucky Wildcats after Davion Mintz announced that he is returning to Kentucky for another season.

Last season, Mintz averaged 11.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and a steal. He was one of if not the most consistent player all last season and became the go to guy in the clutch moments.

Thanks to the transfer market and signing freshman TyTy Washington, the Cats are going to have a very good backcourt next season but adding Mintz to the fold has made them one of if not the best backcourt in the country.

This is also the first time in the Calipari era that the leading scorer from the previous season has returned.

The final piece that has the BBN constantly checking their phones for an update is Jalen Duren.

The 6-10 center is currently the No. 1 overall player in the 2022 class, but it has been rumored that he is likely to be making the move to 2021.

Duren has already taken official visits to Miami, Memphis, and wrapped up his visit to Lexington on Wednesday.

The next update we should expect from Duren is Friday when he trims his options from 11 down to 5. Many believe those 5 will include Kentucky, Memphis, Miami, Michigan, and the G-League.

Rivals recruiting analyst Rob Cassidy still believes the G-League is in the drivers’ seat but noted that Kentucky is likely the college leader for Duren.

However, the new NIL rules that took effect Thursday morning could change things and make college a more likely option.

If Duren were to pick the Wildcats, they very likely become the preseason favorite to win it all next season. They may even challenge for the right to be called John Calipari’s best team ever, certainly his deepest.

As we all wait on the official decision from Duren, lets see how confident the BBN is that we add Duren to the roster.

Will Kentucky have Jalen Duren next season?


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Here is how Twitter reacted to Davion Mintz returning to Kentucky.

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