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.
Judah Mintz withdraws from NBA Draft, will return to Syracuse
By ADAM ZAGORIAJudah Mintz is coming back to Syracuse.
The 6-foot-3 freshman from Maryland withdrew from the NBA Draft and will play for new coach Adrian Autry in his first season at the helm.
Mintz averaged 16.3 points and 4.6 assists as a freshman during Jim Boeheim’s final season.
The Orange lost senior starters Joe Girard (Clemson) and Jesse Edwards (West Virginia) to the portal, meaning Mintz will be a key returner for Autry.
Syracuse also returns starting forwards Benny Williams and Chris Bell, while adding four transfers in JJ Starling (Notre Dame), Chance Westry (Auburn), Naheem McLeod (Florida State) and Kyle Cuffe Jr. (Kansas).
Syracuse finished 17-15 a year ago, 10-10 in the ACC, and missed the NCAA Tournament.
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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.