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Justin Minaya

  • position F
  • height 6-5
  • weight 210
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Harrington Park, N.J.
  • High school Northern Valley at Old Tappan
  • position F
  • height 6-5
  • weight 210
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Harrington Park, N.J.
  • High school Northern Valley at Old Tappan

Justin Minaya Bio

2019-20 (R-SOPHOMORE)

  • Averaged 7.8 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 0.9 blocks and 0.6 steals in 29.8 minutes per game
  • Only saw action in nine SEC games due to a hand and wrist injury suffered on Feb. 1
  • In league games, averaged 8.8 points, a team high 6.7 rebounds, 1.2 blocks and 1.8 steals in 29.6 minutes per game
  • Had seven double-figure scoring games, three games with 10+ rebounds, 11 games with 2+ assists and led or shared the team high in rebounding eight times
  • Posted the first double-double of his career with 17 points and 11 rebounds in season opener vs. North Alabama (Nov. 6)
  • Scored 12 points in 36 minutes of action in upset win at No. 9/7 Virginia (Dec. 22); also had four rebounds and a team high four assists vs. the Cavaliers
  • Scored 11 points with six rebounds, two assists, a block and steal in upset vs. No. 10/12 Kentucky in SEC action
  • Posted a career high 18 points, matching career best with four makes from beyond the arc in road win at Texas A&M (Jan. 18)
  • Had second double-double of the season with 14 points and a career high 12 rebounds in home win vs. Vanderbilt (Jan. 25)
  • Missed nine SEC games, beginning on Feb. 5, due to a hand and wrist injury
  • Returned to the court in the season finale at Vanderbilt (March 7), scoring eight points, on a perfect 3-of-3 performance from the floor and two makes at the free throw line

2018-19 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Saw action in five games, averaging 7.4 points and 5.6 rebounds in 25.6 minutes per contest, before suffering a knee injury in practice on Nov. 25, which sidelined him for the remainder of the season
  • Received a medical redshirt after missing the final 27 games of the season due to injury
  • Posted three double-figure scoring games, including a season high 11 points vs. Stony Brook (Nov. 9)
  • Also pulled down a season high nine rebounds vs. Stony Brook

2017-18 (FRESHMAN)

  • Saw action in 32 games with 30 starts on the year
  • Averaged 7.9 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 26.9 minutes per game
  • In league action, averaged 6.3 points and 3.9 rebounds per contest
  • Tallied 11 double-figure scoring games, and nine games with multiple 3-pointers made
  • Led or shared the team lead in scoring three times
  • First double-figure performance of the season came with a 14-point effort vs. UTEP (Nov. 17) at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off
  • Played 36 minutes, scoring 13 points, connecting on three 3s, in road win at FIU (Nov. 27)
  • FIU contest began a stretch of five-straight double-figure scoring games, which included a season high 17 in the home win over UMass (Dec. 2)
  • Tallied 13 points, hitting three 3s, against Coastal Carolina (Dec. 9)
  • Posted 16 points and hit a then-season high four 3-pointers vs. No. 21/21 Tennessee (Jan. 20)
  • Scored 11 points with a pair of assists in Big 12/SEC Challenge contest against No. 14 Texas Tech (Jan. 27)
  • Missed the Mississippi State (Jan. 31) contest due to an ankle injury, but returned to scored 16 points in 32 minutes at Texas A&M (Feb. 3)
  • Scored 16 points, hitting four 3s, in SEC Tournament win vs. Ole Miss (March 7)


  • Averaged 19.5 points, 11.3 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game as a senior
  • Named 2017 The Record Player of the Year
  • Helped lead his high school squad to the Bergen County Jamboree Quarterfinals and the North 1, Group 3 Semifinals
  • Also played baseball during high school career
  • Represented the Dominican Republic at the FIBA 2016 U17 World Championship, scoring 6.7 points and pulling down 5.7 rebounds per game


  • Son of Omar and Rachel Minaya
  • Father, Omar, has served as an executive for several Major League Baseball teams, such as the Montreal Expos, the New York Mets and the San Diego Padres
  • Has a brother, Teddy
  • The best advice he has ever received is to “believe in yourself”
  • Credits his favorite sport other than basketball as baseball
  • During the summer of 2018, joined USA East Coast for a tour of Italy, facing national teams from Germany, Italy and the Netherlands over a four-day span
  • A psychology major