Judah Mintz commits, Syracuse wins major recruiting competition over ACC rivals

Judah Mintz is in fact ACC-bound and Syracuse is the destination.

One of the most explosive scorers in the 2022 recruiting class, Mintz announced his decision to play for Jim Boeheim and Syracuse. Mintz is a 4-star prospect. 247 Sports ranks the 6-foot-3, 165-pound Mintz as the No. 53 play in the class.

Mintz, who initially committed to play at Pittsburgh, re-opened his recruitment in November. Quickly, several other ACC programs entered the mix: NC State, Wake Forest and Syracuse. DePaul and Georgetown were also in on Mintz.

In early February, Mintz scheduled an official visit to Syracuse — the weekend of the Duke game.

Mintz initially committed to Pittsburgh last June. At this point of the recruiting cycle, he was a slightly unheralded prospect. That changed, quickly: Mintz erupted during the July evaluation period. As his stock climbed, Pitt’s 2021-22 season got off to a bumpy start.

The day after a season-opening loss to The Citadel, Mintz de-committed from Pitt, which was a serious blow to Jeff Capel and the program.

This is another missed opportunity for Kevin Keatts, too. As things continue to unravel in Raleigh, Mintz would’ve served as a (necessary) source of hope. It’s rather obvious: Keatts will have to hit a home run or two in the transfer portal.

Given the potential roster turnover set to hit Winston-Salem, too, albeit under more pleasant circumstances, Steve Forbes must be ready to again work the transfer portal.

Mintz finished his prep basketball career at the famed Oak Hill Academy. He becomes the highest-ranked prospect in Syracuse’s 6-person 2022 class, which includes small forward Chris Bunch, another top-100 prospect.

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