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Mid-Major Minutes: Transfer news, Justin Robinson’s NBA workouts, and UAB doing some charity work

Plus a little bit of mid-major baseball and a Comey joke.

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

Pair of mid-majors in NBC Sports’ top 25 (NBC Sports)

NBC Sports updated its preseason top 25 now that the entrants into the NBA Draft have been finalized. Two mid-majors made the cut and you can probably guess who they are. For a strictly mid-major top 25, check out our rankings here.

Justin Robinson working out ahead of the NBA Draft (Asbury Park Press)

Monmouth star Justin Robinson discusses moving on to the next stage of his career and the struggle to get drafted. Robinson described the process and the advice he has received from advisers:

"The reality is, I might not get drafted. He told me they would put me in the spots where you're going to have to prove yourself all over again. No one cares about 2,000 points, no one cares about National Mid-Major Player of the Year. They don't care about any of that.”

John Beilein conflicted about adding Jaaron Simmons (MLive.com)

Michigan head coach John Beilein discusses his conflicted feelings toward adding former Ohio Bobcat star Jaaron Simmons as a grad transfer this offseason. This story provides a look into how a high-major coach views taking in transfers given his mid-major roots and how the current landscape necessitates sometimes uncomfortable actions.

Cheer on the mid-majors alive in the NCAA baseball tournament (NCAA.com)

Get your mid-major fix with some baseball this weekend! Davidson, Long Beach State, Cal State Fullerton, Sam Houston State, and Missouri State are all still alive as the tournament advances to the Super Regional round this weekend.


Tweets of Interest

UAB student athletes, including the men’s basketball team, volunteered with Habitat for Humanity. They are still looking for more volunteers!

Valparaiso grad transfer Lexus Williams landed with Boise State. He will add some experience to the Broncos’ backcourt.

Maryland-Eastern Shore lost its second-leading rebounder from last season.

And Ben...I mean James Comey was here to remind us all what is truly important:


Recruiting News

Loyola Chicago snagged Aher Uguak, a transfer from New Mexico. Uguak will sit out next season but will have three years of eligibility left after that.

Iona picked up a commitment from a Serbian big man.

UT Rio Grande Valley got a junior college transfer who was a three-star recruit coming out of high school. Oh, and he is Sheryl Swoopes’ son.