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Mid-Major Morning Mashups: 2011 NBA Draft Redux

Jimmer Fredette will be a Sacramento King - Ball Don't Lie
Jimmer Mania is off to the Pacific Northwest!

Report: Spurs trade George Hill for Kawhi Leonard -
Leonard must have felt somewhat disappointed when he slipped out of the top ten, but the Spurs willingness to trade a young talent like Hill to acquire him says something.

NBA Draft 2011: Kenneth Faried goes to Denver Nuggets, pleasing Newark crowd |
If Faried being drafted in his hometown doesn't make you smile, few things will.

Miami Heat trades up in NBA Draft, picks Norris Cole -
The Heat made a surprise move, trading into the first round for the 28th overall pick, Norris Cole.

2011 NBA Draft Grades: Round 1 - NBA - Basketball
Jimmer and Kawhi Leonard get A's but Norris Cole gets an F (though I don't think this one was seen all the way through to the Miami trade).

2011 NBA Draft Grades: Round 2 - NBA - Basketball
More solid grades for non-BCS stars as Justin Harper lands an A as does Andrew Goudelock. Charles Jenkins and Shelvin Mack earn B's.

More after the jump.

2011 NBA Draft: Philadelphia Sixers Select Lavoy Allen - Liberty Ballers
The Sixers selected local big man Lavoy Allen with the 50th pick in the 2011 NBA Draft. He was a poor pick according to SB Nation's Sixers blog.

Oakland center Benson drafted by Atlanta to add front-line power, help Horford - The Washington Post

Benson makes history for Oakland and the Hawks add depth to their frontcourt.

Atlanta Hawks: NBA draft live blog (Update: Hawks select Oakland U. center Keith Benson) | Atlanta Hawks
A couple of questions with Benson following his selection.

Lakers select Andrew Goudelock with the 46th pick - ESPN Los Angeles
The Charleston scoring machine lands with a contender and in a position where he can learn from a slew of veterans.

2011 NBA draft: Hofstra's Charles Jenkins picked by Golden State Warriors, new coach Mark Jackson
It's been 11 years since Hofstra had a player selected in the NBA Draft, but last night Charles Jenkins ended the 11-year drought for the Pride when Jenkins was plucked by the Golden State Warriors with the 44th overall pick.

Wizards draft Jan Vesely, Chris Singleton, Shelvin Mack - The Washington Post
Washington makes a solid pick landing Mack in the second round to serve as a possible back-up for John Wall.

Cowbell - Jimmer-mania Comes To Sacramento
Yup, it's happening people.

Freedom graduate Cam Long prepares for NBA Draft | InsideNova
No, George Mason's Cam Long wasn't drafted last night, but this feature is still worth a read.

Roundball Mining Company " Nuggets select Faried, my life is now complete
Denver had a very, very good draft - Kenneth Faried is a big reason why.

Heat Find Keeper In Norris Cole | Hot Hot Hoops
We saw a handful of different faces try to run Miami's offense this season - the Cleveland State star is next.

Orlando Magic Acquire Justin Harper's Draft Rights - Orlando Pinstriped Post
Does the mean Ryan Anderson's days in Orlando are numbered?

Cavaliers pick Harper in 2nd round then trade him to Magic | Richmond Times-Dispatch
More on Harper.