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Former Syracuse guard Judah Mintz with a mixed at G league camp

It’s been just over a month since star Syracuse guard Judah Mintz announced he was not returning to the Orange for the 2024-25 season. The Baltimore native was in Chicago this past weekend for the G-league elite combine, and competed among some of the best young talents in basketball. Mintz played two games over the weekend with his performances in both being nearly polar opposites.  

In the first contest, the guard had 13 points on five of nine shooting while also dishing out eight assists. Mintz also had just three turnovers in the game. As for game two, Mintz’s performance was completely different, finishing with one point, while going one for four from the foul line and having three assists. 

It’s hard to say as of right now where Mintz ranks among guards who are aiming to be drafted next month. It’s not out of the question that Mintz could be drafted in the second round, but it’s hard to tell where he stands among other prospects right now. Before this past season started, ESPN projected Starling and Mintz to both be taken in the second round. This time around though, the guard was not featured in ESPN’s most recent mock draft. Mintz was not invited to stay in Chicago this week for the NBA draft combine.

Another former Orange player was also in attendance at the camp this past weekend along with Mintz. Center Jesse Edwards was also in Chicago and shined in both games. Edwards scored 21 points and had 17 rebounds over the two games. That was good enough to get an invite to stay the week in Chicago for the NBA combine. Edwards was one of five players who got invited to the combine through the G-league camp. 

Both Mintz and Edwards will most likely play in the NBA summer league after the NBA combine is over. 

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