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Louisville Lands San Francisco Grad Transfer Charles Minlend Jr.

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Chris Mack has made another addition to the 2020-21 roster via the graduate transfer market.

Charles Minlend Jr., a 6-foot-4, shooting guard, graduate transfer from San Francisco gave the Louisville staff a verbal commitment on Sunday evening.

It would be an understatement to say that Minlend’s commitment came out of nowhere.

Last Wednesday the former San Francisco Don listed Arizona, Butler, BYU, Arkansas, Indiana, Gonzaga and Mississippi State as the seven schools he’d choose from. Within a matter of days Chris Mack and his staff got involved and secured a commitment.

I’m not sure if Louisville initially reached out to Minlend once he entered the transfer portal, but obviously Chris Mack’s sales pitch became different when Jay Scrubb decided to keep his name in the draft and not enroll at Louisville.

Minlend has earned 2nd Team All WCC Honors in each of the past two seasons. Most recently he averaged 14.4 points and 4.5 rebounds in 29 minutes per game.

The North Carolina native has been at San Francisco for the past four years, but redshirted in 2017-18.

In 98 career games Minlend scored 1,271 points. He averaged double figures in all three seasons at San Francisco.

Chris Mack now has one scholarship available and they’ll try to fill it by finding help in the front-court.

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