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Mid-Major Minutes: The fashion sins of coaches and what Dinero Mercurius adds to FGCU

Two mid-major players also have something to prove.

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.

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Rui Hachimura and Stanford Robinson have something to prove (CBS Sports)

CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander published his list of the 25 players with something to prove next season, and two of the players on the list are mid-major athletes. The two players listed in the above header, of course, play for two of the mid-major schools that are expected to be high in next year’s rankings: Gonzaga and Rhode Island.

When it came to Gonzaga big man Rui Hachimura, Norlander wrote:

Barely earned playing time on a team that made the national title game, but on the heels of his incredible performance at the FIBA World Cup, in U19 play, there is big-time buzz about Hachimura's season forthcoming. He averaged 20.6 points, 11.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists while playing for Team Japan.

Looking at the sartorial sins of college basketball coaches (Mid-Major Madness)

A bit of some shameless promotion here, as yours truly also wrote this post combining fashion and college basketball. Some of the biggest fashion offenders in college hoops have found their way in there.

From Mike Brey’s turtlenecks to Pitino’s white suit, it’s all there. Go check it out.

Examining what Dinero Mercurius adds to Florida Gulf Coast (Naples Daily News)

After waiting around due to NCAA transfer rules, Dinero Mercurius is excited to finally showcase his talents for FGCU Eagles fans, a group that has gotten used to winning in recent seasons.

Dana Caldwell did a great profile of Mercurius, noting exactly which skills he brings to Florida Gulf Coast:

But there's much more to Mercurius than pure shooting. He's a fantastic passer, for instance.

"And his maturity," Dooley said. "He's a really high-IQ player. He has a good feel and I think he'll be a really good perimeter defender. If he does what he's capable of doing, I think he'll be a very good defender and will take some pressure off of Zach."

FGCU is certainly the favorite to win the A-Sun next season, and it seems as if Mercurius is one of the guys who can help lead that charge.

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