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Mid-Major Minutes: Jeremy Senglin works out for the Jazz and the Cayman Islands Classic bracket is revealed

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Good morning! If you’re reading this, you’re clearly starting your day off right with an effort to better yourself by becoming more educated about the goings-on in the mid-major world.

In a landscape so dominated by the biggest schools and conferences, it’s quite hard to winnow down the information you want and need to hear about your favorite mid-major programs.

Thankfully, Mid-Major Madness is here to aggregate the news and links for you, providing you with a brand-new, daily post about the world of mid-major hoops.


#Content to Read

Will the Utah Jazz take Weber State’s Jeremy Senglin? (Salt Lake Tribune)

Senglin — one of the best players in the Big Sky for the past few years and Weber State’s all-time leading scorer — has been working out for the Utah Jazz. As the Tribune’s Tony Jones notes:

And even if Senglin can't make it to the NBA as a point guard, undersized scorers are starting to become a trend.

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Undersized shooters are becoming a thing because in today's NBA, the league values players who can make shots from the perimeter, plus point guards aren't exclusively running offenses as much.

It sounds like Utah is looking hard at Senglin, and the case is being made for his selection in the NBA Draft later this month.

Cayman Islands Classic field revealed (every school in the field has a press release; I just picked UAB’s ¯\_(ツ)_/¯)

The Cayman Islands Classic is a brand-new tournament that’s making its debut in 2017, and the eight-team bracket was revealed on Thursday. Tournament festivities begin on Nov. 20 with Louisiana taking on Iowa, South Dakota State playing Wyoming, Richmond facing UAB, and Buffalo squaring off against Cincinnati.

As UAB’s press release was quick to mention:

Five of the teams competed in post-season play in 2017 with Cincinnati, and South Dakota State advancing to the NCAA Tournament, while Iowa and Richmond participated in the NIT.

Those interested in viewing the bracket in its entirety can do so here.

Seattle U’s schedule is stocked with Pac-12 squads (Seattle Times)

Jim Hayford’s first season at Seattle is going to be full of top-conference competition as the Redhawks will face off against California, Washington, and Washington State. They’re not exactly the cream of the Pac-12 crop, but they’re Power 5 teams nonetheless.

Beyond those matchups, Seattle U’s schedule also has some interesting matchups with other mid-majors, as Percy Allen wrote:

First-year coach Jim Hayford will face his previous team Eastern Washington on Dec. 3 at KeyArena. The regular season begins Nov. 10 at Saint Louis and the Redhawks play 11 non-conference games, including four games in the 2K Classic.


Tweets of Interest

It’s a strange feeling to get excited about a mid-major team playing Texas Tech in basketball, but here we are...

A special shout-out to two Richmond fans on Twitter for helping me try and find a Spiders jersey

William Haha Lee wants to read your thoughts

It’s picture day in Little Rock

Puts on a record of that Thin Lizzy song that we all know and love from the meme

A shameless plug of my photoshop

Congrats to this guy!


Recruiting News

Jimmer part deux?

Belmont has a new, 6’8, class of 2018 forward from Wisconsin