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Three recruiting notes of note: Visits for Mintz, SEC-bound big, Perfect PG fit

7, Feb 2022

Three recruiting notes of note: Visits for Mintz, SEC-bound big, Perfect PG fit

The class of 2022 is starting to see the basketball season inch closer to an end in the coming months. For some, that also means an end to their recruitments. In today’s commitment and recruiting catch-up, let’s look at three players who have some major activity happening in their respective situations.

1. Let’s start with Judah Mintz of Oak Hill Academy. You could argue he’s one of the hottest guards in the nation. The one-time commitment to Pittsburgh has thrived in Steve Smith’s system at Oak Hill Academy and has put himself in a position where his options are strong and perfectly suited for his point-producing style of play.

Mintz has four official visits on the calendar. He’ll start by taking a trip to DePaul and seeing what the Chicago school has to offer. After that, it is a trifecta of ACC onions. Mintz, a Washington D.C. native, will visit NC State on Feb. 17. A week later he’ll head to Syracuse. And rounding things out is Wake Forest, as the Deacons play host on March 2.

2. LSU swept in and landed one of the best available players in the class of 2022. French big man Yohan Traore of Dream City Christian picked the Tigers after a recruitment that had the likes of Michigan, Kansas, Kentucky, Memphis and a host of others. Traore has a chance to step right into a big role in Baton Rouge and be one of the more impactful players in the loaded SEC.

3. Southern California guard TJ Wainwright just wanted an opportunity to compete at the highest level. And he was willing to go just about anywhere to do that. After a stellar career at Westchester High School, he went to Montverde in Florida for a post-grad season. He’s been an anchor on a veteran high school team, showing off his trademark feistiness on the court and relentless desire to win. A blue collar, hard-working player, Wainwright found a fit at Robert Morris and should adapt nicely in Pittsburgh. A long strange trip, no doubt, but in the end he found a place that should work out well.



Justin Young

Justin Young has been the editor-in-chief of since 2013. He manages the day-to-day operations on the site and in conjunction with our national and regional events. He was the national basketball editor for and a contributing editor at Yahoo! Sports. Young has been earned numerous awards for his work in sports journalism, including the Georgia Press Association Columnist of the Year. His Justin Young Basketball recruiting service has been in existence since 2002 and worked with over 300 schools from all levels. He is the director of HoopSeen Elite Preview camps and our national Preview camp series.