St. Andrew’s alum 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 is turning pro all the same.
Minott is heading to the Minnesota Timberwolves after they traded for his draft rights on Thursday night. The 19-year-old Minott was initially selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the No. 45 pick, but the Timberwolves landed him and the New York Knicks’ 2023 second-round draft pick by trading the draft rights of Bryce McGowens to the Hornets.
The 6-foot-8 Minott played just one collegiate 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 a Sun Sentinel All-County Player of the Year in 2021, 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 of a Timberwolves team that went 46-36 last season en route to reaching the first round of the playoffs.