Good news for the Wildcats as they attempt to bounce back from a disappointing season on the court, the team’s leading scorer Davion Mintz has withdrawn his name for the 2021 NBA Draft and is set to return for another season.

Mintz will be Kentucky’s first leading scorer to return to Lexington since Randolph Morris in 2006. He averaged 11.5 points per game for the Wildcats.

Here is the statement he issued announcing his return to Kentucky for another season.

“First of all, I want to thank everyone for the support they have provided me the last couple of months while I pursued my dream of playing professionally,” Mintz said. “I really appreciate the support from my coaches, my teammates and my family while I went through this process. I wanted to give it a real shot and I feel like I did that. I know that I am ready and closer to my ultimate goal of playing in the NBA.

“Having said that, my heart has guided me back to Kentucky for one more year. I want another season on the national stage to prove that I am ready to play at the highest level. I can’t wait to get back to Lexington with my teammates and experience the full effect of Big Blue Nation. It’s time to get back to work.”