Former St. Andrew’s and Memphis forward Josh Minott may not be heading to the team that selected him in the second round of the 2022 NBA Draft, but he’s still turning pro.
Minott heads to the Minnesota Timberwolves after trading draft rights Thursday night. Minott, 19, was first drafted by the Charlotte Hornets with the No. 45 pick, but the Timberwolves landed him and the New York Knicks’ second-round pick in 2023 by trading Bryce’s draft rights McGowens to the Hornets.
The 6-foot-8 Minott has played just one college season with the Tigers, averaging 6.6. points and 3.8 rebounds in 14.6 minutes per game as a freshman. He started five times in 33 appearances for Memphis.
Voted 2021 Sun Sentinel All-County Player of the Year, Minott enjoyed a stellar high school career with St. Andrew’s. He not only helped the Scots win their first state championship as a junior, but also averaged 23.1 points and 8.3 rebounds as a senior.
Minott will now look to make the roster for a Timberwolves team that went 46-36 last season en route to reaching the first round of the playoffs.