According to a report from Creighton University, junior guard Davion Mintz and redshirt junior Martin Krampelj announced that they’d be declaring for the NBA draft.
In a statement on twitter, Krampelj appears to have said goodbye to his time in Omaha. He’s set to graduate in May and, at 24 years old, seems to have his sights set on playing professional basketball:
Rumors had swirled about Krampelj’s departure from the program since the season concluded, but Krampelj had remained silent until this morning.
The 6’9, 235lb big man from Grosuplje, Slovenia averaged 13.5PPG and 6.9RPG in his fourth year at Creighton. He’d recovered from three ACL surgeries, including one in January of 2018 that left him sidelined from the remainder of the season. He became one of the greatest comeback stories in Creighton basketball’s lore, and for his efforts, his trials and tribulations, will likely always be remembered as an ironman that refused to quit.
He didn’t say whether he’d hired an agent, but his tweet reads as an official good-bye to the Bluejay faithful.
Davion Mintz, who’d been pegged as the heir-apparent to Maurice Watson Jr., at point guard, took a different role this season as he transitioned to play more of an off ball position as Marcus Zegarowski took control of the point guard slot.
Mintz is likely in an exploratory phase in his declaration for the draft, looking for advice from agents on where to improve his game in his senior season to truly gauge whether he has a future in the NBA. He has until May 29th to revoke his declaration, so until then he’s likely going to receive feedback.
An official press conference will be held later today.