Mink said he spent the better part of last summer in the gym at Knoxville's Central Baptist Church. "On the average, I was in there seven or eight hours a week, running, playing and getting myself in shape,'' Mink said. "I knew I'd be going to school and playing, so I have to have my stamina built up pretty good.'' Mink said he played on a senior Olympic team this summer (3-on-3, half-court), finishing second in state tournaments in Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia. "And I won the Tennessee state free-throw championship this year by hitting 19 of 20,'' he said.