Biggest turnover I can remember in recent times!
Spring time. Trees have budded, and the cherry trees are already in blossom. Springtime…time for love. Time for fresh plans. Time to recruit freshman and transfers.
I can’t remember a recent turnover more significant than this years’. Heading out the door are significant players with remaining eligibility. Davion Mintz, Jalen Windham, and Ty-Shon Alexander. Kelvin Jones also leaves after depleting his college eligibility. This Creighton team is deep, so these departures do not deplete the squad, but definitely put a damper on the current prognostications.
The Jays finished the season #7 Nationally and the great percentage of preseason posts for 2020-21 had Creighton in the Top 5 to begin next season. Would have been a record for CU to be a preseason Top 10 team.
There has been much previous speculation as to whether Davion would leave. Many seemingly were encouraging such a move as they speculated that Davion would see little, if any, playing time as the team is currently configured. Most assumed he would return to North Carolina and commit to either a low-end ACC team or a regional mid-major. Mintz confirmed said rumors by announcing that he was graduate transferring on 03Apr20. He quickly committed to Kentucky on 10 Apr20 after their offer.
Frosh Jalen Windham followed suit by announcing shortly thereafter. He committed to Ball State University in his home state of Indiana.
Ball State Basketball@BallStateMBB·
Welcome home, @Gohamjdub! Thrilled to have former Ben Davis sharpshooter Jalen Windham in the fold. The 2019 Indiana All-Star spent his freshman year with the No. 7 team in the country. Now he’ll be filling up buckets in Worthen Arena! #ChirpChirp | #WeFlyShow this thread
Here’s the surprise. Ty-Shon Alexander, the teams’ leading player, announces on 10APR20 that he is going to the NBA Draft. Potentially intends to stay in the draft. Some had expected him (and others) to “test the waters” of the draft, but return for his senior season. With the team expected to be a Top 10 team…it was a no-brainer. Surprise!
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𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐍𝐁𝐀 𝐃𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐭 Ty-Shon Alexander has declared for the NBA Draft