Jordan Mincy will join White with Gators

It appears that new Florida head basketball coach Michael White already had a staff in mind before he was announced as head coach on Thursday evening, at least part of the staff. It appears that White will bring assistant coach Jordan Mincy with him from Louisiana Tech.

Working with the guards at Louisiana Tech last season and Toledo the year before. Jordan Mincy was credited with helping Toledo where he helped coach guard Julius Brown who averaged a team-high 14.9 points per game and a Mid-American Conference-best 6.0 assists per game en route to being a first team All-MAC honoree and a finalist for the Lou Henson Award which is given to the nation's top mid-major player.

A point guard in his own right, Mincy help coach up three guards at Louisiana Tech that garnered all-conference honors in Conference USA including C-USA player of the year Kenneth Smith, and second team all-conference guards Raheem Appleby and Alex Hamilton.

Upon his hiring at Louisiana Tech, White had plenty to say about Mincy after he had a four year run at Kent State (2 years), College of Charleston (1 year) and Toledo.

"Jordan is a really talented coach, mentor, and recruiter," said White. "I've known him since his high school playing days and have followed his extremely successful career very closely. All he has ever done throughout, both playing and coaching, is win. He also has an innate ability to connect with people which will serve our players well.”

Also a graduate assistant at South Carolina in 2009-2010, Mincy’s playing days were at Kent State where he played from 2005-2009. He played in 135 games, which at the time were more than anyone in Mid-American Conference history. He rankes seventh all time at Kent Sttate in assists and as a senior he earned MAC Defensive Player of the Year honors.

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