Sun. Jan 29th, 2023

Syracuse freshman guard Judah Mintz had one in every of his worst video games of the season at Miami Monday evening. He completed 1-7 capturing and turned it over 5 instances. Nonetheless, a number of the feedback concerning Mintz’s efficiency had been too excessive. Feedback suggesting he has been an uncontrolled turnover machine all season. That was merely not correct, and he offered extra such proof in a bounce again efficiency at Georgia Tech. 

Mintz completed the Orange’s 80-63 win Saturday afternoon with 13 factors on 4-7 capturing, six assists, two steals and only one turnover in half-hour. He was not the first offensive weapon for Syracuse, that was Joe Girard and his 28 factors, however he performed below management and didn’t power the motion. Mintz was particularly efficient within the second half, the place he had 4 of his assists and each steals. 

He attacked the rim with a function when the ball was in his arms and arrange simple appears for others. On prime of that, Mintz was superb on the prime of the zone serving to to forestall lots of open appears for Georgia Tech. 

It was a robust efficiency that was rather more in step with what he has been for Syracuse this season. It was the third time within the final 4 video games he has had two turnovers or much less. He’s additionally averaging eight assists per recreation during the last three. Positive there are areas of his recreation he wants to enhance. Three level capturing being the obvious as he’s making simply 17% of his makes an attempt from past the arc on the season. However there may be additionally no query that Mintz is one in every of Syracuse’s greatest and most vital gamers if not probably the most gifted. 

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