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Kaiser starred in forgotten pro league | PerryCountyNews.com

Small College Basketball coaching legend Roger Kaiser was a heck of a player…..check out this article about his fantastic playing career.

LeBron: "I'm Coming Home"

Collegiate Athletics

At a great deal of small colleges, there is financial concern, as many of these small schools are enrollment driven, with relatively small endowments.  As such, many schools use athletics as a key component to driving enrollment.  This is nothing new or novel, but the reality is that there are financial concerns with many of the schools competing at the small college level.

In recent times, Lambuth University (TN) closed their doors.  Around that time, Dana College (NE) announced that it was closing.  Shortly thereafter, Mountain State University closed down.  More recently, Southern Poly (GA) announced it was merging with Kennesaw State and was therefore dropping athletics.  Northwood (TX) announced that it is phasing out athletics, and BYU-Hawaii announced their three-year plan to phase out athletics.  Victory University (TN) announced a few months ago that would close its doors for good.  In May, Mid-Continent University (KY) announced that the school would be closing.

While mainstream media is writing and talking about the money that flows into major universities through athletics, they often forget the majority of schools that are competing at the small college level….and that are driven by tuition revenue.  Clearly, many of these schools are struggling…..and many more are working hard to stay afloat.  

HoopsHype - NBA Summer Leagues - Rosters

Within the attached link are the rosters for the NBA Summer League teams for the Orlando and Las Vegas Summer Leagues.  You’ll notice several Small College Basketball players on these rosters.

Congratulations to the following players for making the NBA Summer rosters:

*  Eric Dawson                  Midwestern State (TX)

*  Darius Adams                Indianapolis

*  Michael Stockton           Westminster (UT)

*  Josh Magette                 Alabama - Huntsville

*  Darrius Williams             Morehouse

NBA Draft 2014: Top 5 undrafted players available

There were some seriously good players that were NOT drafted last night.  You could put together a heck of a team (maybe not a top-tier NBA team, but a really good team) with the following players that were NOT drafted:

DeAndre Kane, Iowa State

Melvin Ejim, Iowa State

Patric Young, Florida

C.J. Fair, Syracuse

Jahii Carson, Arizona State

James McAdoo, North Carolina

Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati

Khem Birch, UNLV

Kendall Williams, New Mexico

Fuquan Edwin, Seton Hall

Aaron Craft, Ohio State

Jabari Brown, Missouri

LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State