2022 combo guard Judah Mintz committed to Syracuse on Thursday afternoon during the GEICO Nationals on ESPNU.
The Oak Hill (VA) Academy star played at noon in an 81-67 loss to Link Academy. Mintz scored 21 points and added seven assists and two steals in the loss.
Mintz selected the Orange over finalists DePaul, NC State and Wake Forest, though as his recruitment neared the end, it appeared to be a two-team race between SU and DePaul.
Mintz visited all four of his finalists in February, and was on hand to watch Syracuse’s game against Duke on Feb. 26.
He had originally committed to Pittsburgh back in June, but decommitted from the Panthers in November and reopened his recruitment.
“Judah is a combo guard who can facilitate and score,” Oak Hill Academy head coach Steve Smith told ZagsBlog.com’s Adam Zagoria. “He has great three point range and the ability to get in the paint area and finish. He shoots 85 percent from the foul line. Judah is also a tremendous on ball defender and leads our team in steals and deflections.”
247 Sports rates Mintz as a four-star recruit and the 53rd overall player in his class according to their composite while ESPN has him as the 35th overall recruit in the class. Prior to the commitment, SU’s incoming class was ranked the 21st overall group according to 247 Sports in 2022. With the new addition, Syracuse is now 13th overall in the country, and No. 4 in the ACC.
Mintz adds to a class that includes point guard Quadir Copeland, shooting guard Justin Taylor, small forward Chris Bunch, power forward Maliq Brown and center Peter Carey.