Originally an early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.
Career Highlights: Named Honorable Mention All-America by AP as a junior. Named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year (2002-03). Three-time First Team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection. Named OVC Freshman of the Year (2000-01). Named to the all-tournament team at the 2004 Portsmouth Invitational Tournament after averaging 17.3 points and 3.0 assists.
Senior (2003-04): Led the Ohio Valley Conference in scoring (21.8 ppg) and finished fourth in rebounding (7.3 rpg) and assists (5.1 apg). Ranked second in the conference in steals (2.1 spg). Scored in double figures 28 times. Had five 30-point games and scored at least 20 on 17 occasions. Dished out a season-high 11 assists against Greenville College. Had 24 points, eight assists, eight rebounds and six steals against conference champ Murray State. Tallied 30 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists against Eastern Kentucky.
Junior (2002-03): Ranked 12th in the nation in scoring (22.5 ppg). Named to the NABC All-District 7 First Team. Scored 20 or more points on 17 occasions. Scored a career-high 43 points against Eastern Kentucky. Had 42 points against NAIA school Taylor University. Tallied 35 points, eight rebounds and five assists against Marshall. Led the team in steals (63) and ranked second in rebounding (6.2 rpg) and assists (4.0 apg).
Sophomore (2001-02): Finished third in the conference and 10th nationally in scoring (22.3 ppg). Also led the team in rebounding (6.9 rpg) and ranked 16th in nation in steals (2.6 spg). Scored in double figures in every game and had six double-doubles. Led the OVC in steals (73) and ranked seventh in assists (96). Scored a season-high 38 points against Tennessee Martin.
Freshman (2000-01): Named Second Team All-OVC. Led the team in scoring (16.7 ppg). Scored in double figures 26 times. Scored a season-high 28 points at Wright State.
Strengths: Has the ability to either catch-and-shoot or create a shot on the move. Uses his quickness to get steals on defense and to get to the basket on offense.
Personal: Son of Rick Minard Sr. and Kimberly Minard. He is a sports management major.