Creighton's Krampelj and Mintz Declare for NBA Draft
Creighton Basketball juniors Martin Krampelj and Davion Mintz have submitted the paperwork necessary to declare for the 2019 NBA Draft.
Under new NCAA rules, both Krampelj and Mintz can sign with an NCAA-certified agent, receive feedback, and still have the ability to return to school. The men have until May 29 (10 days after the May 14-19 NBA Draft Combine) to make a final decision as to whether or not they wish to remain in the draft or return for their senior season at Creighton.
Krampelj averaged 13.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per contest for the Bluejays in 2018-19. He shot 59.2 percent from the floor, and also topped CU with 29 blocked shots. The Grosuplje, Slovenia, product was at his best in league action, ranking among the top-10 in points (16.7), rebounds (8.2), blocks (0.94) and steals (1.44) per game. Krampelj owned seven double-doubles this winter, and ranked among the national leaders with 74 dunks.
Mintz has started 79 of Creighton’s last 82 games and coming off a season where he posted personal-bests with 341 points (9.7 ppg.), 105 assists (3.0 apg.) and 105 rebounds (3.0 apg.). Mintz drained 43 three-pointers and ranked second on the club with 40 steals.
Creighton finished the 2018-19 season with a 20-15 record, advancing to the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament while winning 20 or more games for the 19th time in the last 21 seasons.
Five former Bluejays spent time in the NBA during the 2018-19 season -- Kyle Korver, Anthony Tolliver, Doug McDermott, Justin Patton and Khyri Thomas.
The 2019 NBA Draft will be held on June 20 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and be televised by ESPN.