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Mid-Major Morning Mashups: NBA Draft Combine Begins

DraftExpress: NBA Draft Combine Participants List

The NBA Draft Combine is underway and DraftExpress has a full list of the participants this year. Among their top snubs? Damian Saunders of Duquesne and Chris Wright of Dayton.

2011 NBA Mock Draft 1.0, led by Kyrie Irving, Derrick Williams - Sam Amick -
More mock's being released today following the lottery and the venerable NBA writer Amick has three non-power conference players going in the first round.

2011 NBA Mock Draft: Kyrie Irving A No-Brainer First Pick -
Another NBA writing heavyweight, Tom Ziller, places four mid-major stars in his first round mock draft. The surprise name here - you're going to love this CoC fans - Andrew Goudelock.

Next up for Jimmer: The NBA’s great unknown | The Salt Lake Tribune
As he prepares for life in the NBA, Jimmer Fredette suddenly finds himself in new and unfamiliar territory.

Hofstra guard Jenkins on Knicks' radar -
Charles Jenkins was a New York high school star. He was a New York college star at Hofstra. Is the Garden next?

More links after the jump

 Oakland's Keith Benson preps for combine; 'It's every man for himself' | The Detroit News
This feature on the Summit League's most dominant presence is a few days old, but still a good read, as Benson tries to become the first Golden Grizzlies player to be drafted.

Northern Colorado’s Devon Beitzel Is "Little Jimmer" No More | Dime Magazine 
The diminutive scoring machine may put up numbers just like his BYU counterpart, but don't get them confused. 

Rising star Kelsey quit for all the right reasons -
Instead of money and prestige, rising coaching star Pat Kelsey makes a U-turn and picks his family. His early retirement, at 36, Gary Parrish says, is the most startling coaching move of the offseason, even if it didn't generate headlines.

Les gets an assist from his son at UC Davis | Sacramento Bee
Nice feature on new UC Davis coach Jim Les who will share the court with his son Tyler this season.

Twitter / @Tim Miles: Will talk about this tomorrow ...
As far as college coaches go, Colorado State's Tim Miles has one of the best twitter feeds. Yesterday he appears to have broken his own contract extension.

Source: Colorado State coach Tim Miles gets three-year contract extension - ESPN
Just for good measure, the WWL confirmed through sources what Miles had already shared with the world.

Bowling Green State University - Stroh Center Update
The Falcons new arena is nearing completion, come take a tour. Sports Memorabilia Auction To Begin Thursday Morning
Has the loved one in your life been desperately seeking a basketball autographed by the 1986 Elite Eight Navy team? Or perhaps a #50 Navy jersey signed by David Robinson? Look no further.

 Murray State To Play In Great Alaska Shootout
The Racers will be included in a field that features UC-Irvine, Southern Miss and Alaska-Anchorage

Niagara Announces Kashief Edwards Won't Be Back in 2011-12
The forward announced his intention to graduate and use his final year of eligibility at another program.

Kevin Schaffartzik signs - Sam Houston State Bearkats Athletics
Junior college shooting guard inks letter with SHSU men's basketball

Texas State University - Men's Basketball Adds Mergerson to Signing Class
The Bobcats add some depth to their frontcourt with the addition of the 6-foot-8 power forward from Duncanville, TX.

UR will introduce WebstUR as new mascot | Richmond Times-Dispatch
The University of Richmond will introduce WebstUR, as its new mascot during reunion weekend June 4. If you haven't seen him yet, give this a look.