*Note: Vacation time is over and Mid-Major Madness will be back with daily news, analysis and features! We'll kick it off with one of my favorite days of the year, the NBA Draft.
2011 NBA draft: Jimmer Fredette's visit to NY fuels New York Knicks speculation - ESPN New York
Jimmer Fredette was in New York, creating a buzz over the prospect of the Knicks drafting the BYU product.
Jimmer Fredette wishes for best, hopes for lottery | The Salt Lake Tribune
The Jimmer Saga begins another big chapter tonight, not surprisingly Fredette is ready for the media storm to end for now.
NBA Draft 2011 Media Day: Jimmer Fredette Emphatically States He's A Point Guard - SBNation.com
Just in case you were curious about what position he'll be playing at the next level.
2011 NBA draft: Wizards will have to wait and see with the sixth pick - The Washington Post
Washington could go a lot of different directions tonight as it tries to build around John Wall. One possible avenue is Kawhi Leonard.
The Pistons have their guy... whoever that is - CBSSports.com
Of course, Leonard canceled his remaining draft workouts after visiting the Pistons. Hmmm....
More links after the jump.
2011 NBA Draft Preview | Blogtown, PDX
The Blazers will have to sit tight until pick No. 21 to begin making moves - we think - but Portland is keeping it's fingers crossed for Kenneth Faried to slip.
Morehead State University Athletics - Faried, Harper's Basketball Future Begins Thursday
The Eagles haven't exactly been a powerhouse for producing pro basketball talent - this year they managed to do it twice.
Fox Sports Southwest - Offseason shopping list: Dallas Mavericks
What do you add to a championship roster? How about a 6-foot-10 power forward with a deadly perimeter shot ala Justin Harper.
Schanowski: Bulls should take PF with first pick
Chicago could be eyeing the Richmond star late in the first round as well.
Jenkins keeps brother's dream alive all the way to NBA - NBA - CBSSports.com Basketball
It's the dream, Ken Berger says -- work your way up from unknown recruit to small Division I program to the NBA. Charles Jenkins is living it for himself and his brother, murdered when the Hofstra star was just 11.
CSU grad Norris Cole is eager to get drafted, and he isn't picky - news-herald.com
The highly productive Cleveland State guard is just looking for a chance to live out his dream in the NBA.
Green Street " NBA Draft’s Potential Celtics: Oakland C Keith Benson
The guys at WEEI give one last run through of possible fits in Boston, including the likely first pick in Oakland history.
Globetrotters select Andrew Goudelock - College Basketball Nation Blog - ESPN
Well it's nice to know that if the NBA doesn't pan out for Goudelock he'll have some options.
SDSU's Thomas looks like a draft lock - SignOnSanDiego.com
Where he once looked like a questionable at best pro prospect, the Aztecs power forward stands a good chance to hear his name called in the second round tonight.