Creighton grad transfer Davion Mintz announced via Instagram this morning that he is transferring to play basketball at Kentucky.
Mintz, a 6-foot-3 guard out of Charlotte, NC, played three seasons at Creighton. In the 2018-19 season in which he played in all 35 games for the Blue Jays, Mintz averaged 9.7 points per game, 3.0 rebounds per game and 3.0 assists per game. He also shot 41.6% from the field overall including 34.7% from the three point line.
Before this past season in which he returned from testing the NBA Draft waters, Mintz suffered a high ankle sprain and decided to sit out the season and redshirt in order to be eligible to play this coming season. This time, he will be playing for a team with the same colors, but a different name across the chest.
Mintz expressed his excitement in joining the UK program in his announcement on Instagram.
“…BBN, I am thrilled, humble and hungry to be part of the UK family!” Mintz said. “I look forward to earning your trust and respect through my commitment, experience, and hard work every day.”
“I am immensely thankful for the Kentucky Wildcats, Coach Calipari and his staff for extending me an opportunity to continue my college basketball career as a Wildcat.”
Mintz joins a UK roster that is far from complete, as a few players still are deciding whether or not to enter the NBA Draft while grad transfers are still looming in the portal for the Cats to possibly pick up for next season. With that said, his experience against good competition in the Big East will be a positive addition to help with the talented but inexperienced large freshman class coming in.