Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Davion Mintz, a 6-foot-3 1/2, 170-pound combo guard from Huntersville (N.C.) North Mecklenburg and the Charlotte Nets AAU program, committed to Creighton on Sunday.
The 6-foot-4 Mintz also had considered Kansas State, Tulsa, Yale and Miami, and was scheduled to visit Kansas State next weekend. He is Creighton’s first commit in the Class of 2016.
“I picked Creighton because of the hospitality of the players and the coaching staff,” he said by text. “Then the community and the fan support.
“I will bring intense guard play and a creative way to get the ball around for my teammates and myself to score.”
The addition of Mintz for 2016 likely means the Bluejays are no longer in the mix for Long Island Lutheran guard Devonte Green, who did not visit this past weekend and was planning on going next weekend.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.