Over the past few weeks, elite prospects from all over the nation have been competing on the Nike EYBL circuit, including numerous players that Pitt is actively going after.
Pitt’s lone commit in the 2022 class, Judah Mintz, certainly performed at an elite level throughout the past few weeks. Mintz, a 6-foot-4 combo guard, averaged 18.2 points per game over 11 contests.
Mintz converted 72 of his 122 field goals, a 59% mark. He also knocked down 48 of his 58 free-throw attempts, as well as eight of his 21 three-point attempts (38%). Leading his team to the Peach Jam Quarterfinals, Mintz’s name was blowing up all over twitter for his stellar performance over the past couple of weeks.
Nike EYBL Session I: 1st Team 🥇
Judah Mintz // Team Durant (MD)
Stats: 22.4 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 2.0 APG, 1.0 SPG
— The Circuit (@TheCircuit) July 21, 2021
Dariq Whitehead’s improvement over his high school career has been impressive to see. Good size, scores at all three levels, hit two or three 3s today, distributed well. Also really liked Pitt commit Judah Mintz today. Hit some 3s, played with energy.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) July 21, 2021
Team Durant with another big win at the #PeachJam.
They have a three-headed monster that has played with effort and great chemistry.
Dariq Whitehead (16), Rodney Rice (14) and Judah Mintz (16) are a productive & talented trio with positional size, scoring punch & versatility.
— Paul Biancardi (@PaulBiancardi) July 21, 2021
Another prospect that rose his stock the past few weeks is Dominick Barlow, one of Pitt’s top priorities in the class of 2022.
Barlow is a 6-foot-9 small forward/power forward prospect whom Pitt hosted for a visit in early summer. Barlow’s first high-major offer came from Jeff Capel and Pitt, but after his play in recent weeks, he now holds offers from Miami, Kansas, Seton Hall, Xavier, and Illinois.
First EYBL game in front of college coaches and Dom Barlow is everywhere. All over the floor. Hammering dunks.
Already had high-major offers, but recruitment is about to blow-up.
— Adam Finkelstein (@AdamFinkelstein) July 16, 2021
“Obviously, it is extremely important just knowing that they were there when nobody else was,” Barlow told PSN about Pitt being the first big-name school to offer. “Our relationship is great and I am happy that I have the possibility to go there.”
Throughout his 11 games in EYBL play, he averaged 12.5 points per game, while knocking down 62% of his shots (51 of 82). He also was a very consistent shooter from the line, hitting a game-tying free throw to send his quarterfinal matchup against Mintz’s Team Durant to overtime. Barlow grabbed 4.4 rebounds per game and 1.4 blocks per game.
Another impressive performance came from Bryce Lindsay, one of the guards who visited Pitt earlier this summer.
Another strong, efficient performance from Bryce Lindsay of Meanstreets. Underrated scoring guard has 16/6/3 (6-11 shooting) midway through the 3rd quarter https://t.co/o1nRkmcjYK
— HoopsWill (@HoopsWill) July 20, 2021
Lindsay, a 6-foot-3 guard from Maryland, averaged 9.8 points, 2.7 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game, while shooting 37% from the field and 32% from three-point range.