Two Bluejay basketball players have entered the transfer portal to play elsewhere next season.
Senior guard Davion Mintz and freshman guard Jalen Windham announced their decisions last week.
Suffering from a preseason ankle injury, Mintz took a redshirt year this season, sitting out as the Jays went 24-7 and claimed the Big East regular season title. His starting guard position was taken by sophomore Marcus Zegarowski.
Finishing out his senior year through Creighton, Mintz enters the portal as a grad transfer.
In his three seasons of play, Mintz was a starter his sophomore and junior years, playing in a starting role late in his freshman year as well.
The announcement came last Friday as he highlighted the team with whom he’s spent his last four years.
“In anything you do, it’s the people you do it with that make it special,” Mintz said via Twitter. “There are so many relationships and memories with coaches, support staff and teammates that will last forever, and for that I am so thankful.”
He averaged 9.7 points, shooting 34.7% from 3-point range his junior season.
Windham, a freshman coming out of Indiana, played in 16 games in his first season.
Although a shorter time with Creighton, Windham put up a career-high 14 points early in the season against Midland.
He also announced his departure via a tweet last Tuesday.
“…after speaking with my family and the coaching staff we believe that it is in my best interest to re-open my recruitment and enter the transfer portal.”
The Bluejays capped the season as No. 7 in the AP poll. They’ll hope to return all five starters, as well as new recruits and transfers, to their roster come the 2020 season.