Syracuse Basketball: Expert spot on in ranking Judah Mintz inside top 20

Syracuse basketball, Judah Mintz (Syndication: The News-Press)
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All of the primary recruiting services have published their final 2022 national rankings of late, and we’ve looked at where Syracuse basketball four-star commit Judah Mintz has gotten situated in these various ratings.

The two main industry-generated rankings that I often rely on for recruiting articles, the 247Sports Composite and the On3 Consensus, put the 6-foot-3 Mintz within the top-45 across the country in the senior class.

Other individual recruiting services have him from as high as No. 33 to as low as No. 75 in this cycle. I always preface that I’m not a recruiting analyst nor a scout, but based on the senior year that Mintz boasted for a powerhouse team in a brutally competitive conference, I’ve felt for a while now that Judah Mintz is a top-25 player in the 2022 cycle.

A national expert is also really bullish on Syracuse basketball four-star signee Judah Mintz.

High-school hoops analyst/scout Max Feldman recently published an article on where he detailed 10 prospects in the 2022 cycle whom he’s higher on than the industry-generated composite/consensus rankings.

One of those players is Mintz, who during the 2021-22 campaign was a stand-out for the Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va., which was a top-10 squad on a national scale.

As we’ve discussed on numerous occasions, this past season Mintz was among the leading scorers in the prestigious National Interscholastic Basketball Conference, which consists of top-flight independent hoops academies and prep-school teams.

Mintz, who is also praised by experts for being a tremendous defender, checks in at No. 15 nationally within his cycle, according to Feldman. I totally concur with where Feldman places Judah Mintz in the 2022 class.

Feldman, who says that he relied on film collected over the past 18 months to break down Mintz and these other nine 2022 players, notes in his analysis of this Syracuse basketball commit that he’s “been very enticed by the indicators over the last year or so of his long-term trajectory as an on-ball defender.”

Of course, with the Orange employing its zone defense, how much on-ball defense we’ll get to see from Mintz in the 2022-23 stanza isn’t clear.

"Here’s more from Feldman, who describes Judah Mintz as a “herky-jerky, flexible backcourt scorer with unorthodox advantage creation and a mid-range shooting prowess. Craft, pace and manipulation attacking drop coverage and scoring in the heart of the paint. A versatile skillset given his strong track record over the last season as a higher usage initiator and scoring threat with Oak Hill after playing off of two other volume creators with Team Durant,” which is a Maryland-based AAU squad in Nike’s EYBL league."

At the end of March, Mintz chose Syracuse basketball over DePaul, Wake Forest and N.C. State. He is part of a six-member ‘Cuse class in the 2022 cycle.

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