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The Shotgun/Throwdown (6/21/18): Jevon Carter Looks to Steal a First Round Spot in Tonight’s NBA Draft

Tonight’s the night for West Virginia’s career steals and assists leader. Carter is positioned to be the first Mountaineer selected in the NBA Draft in eight years.

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Football

College football player ranking: Full list of top 100 | SI.com
Sports Illustrated's 2018 ranking of the top 100 players in college football is here. Check out where David Sills V, David Long Jr., and Will Grier landed among the nation's best players.

Ranking the top 25 quarterback rooms in college football ahead of the 2018 season | CBSSports
Check out where the Mountaineer quarterbacks are ranked among the top quarterback groups in the country.

Former Mountaineers, now Philadelphia Eagles, continue to celebrate their Super Bowl victory as they received their championship rings last week.

Got my ring !!!

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Something ill NEVER EVER Forget . History Forever

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Basketball

WVU's Carter to Learn NBA Destination Thursday Night | West Virginia Athletics
Jevon Carter's basketball career will reach a key milestone as he finds out where he will be playing next year in the NBA. Carter still has a chance to find his way into the first round. The draft will be televised on ESPN beginning at 7 p.m. tonight.

NBA Draft Profile: Just Where Does Jevon Carter Fit? | The Smoking Musket
Check out Jevon Carter’s Draft Profile before the 2018 NBA Draft.

Mitch Vingle: WVU present and future looks bright in NBA draft | Charleston Gazette-Mail
Mountaineer fans could be seeing many of their favorite West Virginia players go to the NBA starting tonight.

2018 NBA draft - 10 sleepers and steals to watch | ESPN
If Jevon Carter doesn't make it into the first round of the NBA Draft, he will likely be a steal for the team that drafts him in the second round.

2018-19 college basketball top 25: Kansas tops our updated look at next season’s top teams | SBNation
Take a look at where the Mountaineers and other top Big 12 teams are now ranked, as SB Nation looks ahead to the 2018-2019 college basketball season.

Around the Big 12

Dominic Fletcher's bat helps Arkansas Razorbacks beat Texas Tech Red Raiders at College World Series | ESPN
Texas Tech suffered their first loss of the College World Series yesterday at the hands of the Arkansas Razorbacks. The Red Raiders are the only team remaining in the College World Series representing the Big 12 Conference and today they will take on Florida to avoid elimination.

Texas’ season comes to close in Omaha | The Daily Texan
Florida ended the Longhorn baseball season on Tuesday with a 6-1 triumph over Texas in the College World Series. With the Longhorns eliminated, Texas Tech is the only team from the Big 12 Conference remaining in the College World Series.

Trae Young Signs Adidas Sneaker Endorsement Contract Ahead of 2018 NBA Draft | Bleacher Report
Former Oklahoma standout Trae Young has signed an endorsement contract with Adidas. Young joins many other lottery pick prospects, including DeAndre Ayton and Marvin Bagley Jr., to sign endorsement deals prior to tonight's NBA Draft.

Around the NCAA

College World Series 2018: video, highlights & results | SBNation
Omaha continues to excite with the College World Series heating up. Check out video highlights and results from the games that have occurred so far.

NBA Draft 2018: Every mock, move and rumor leading up to draft night | SBNation
This is the go-to page for all of the news, mock drafts, and more to check out before tonight's NBA Draft. Learn more about the prospects and where they could end up tonight.

World Cup 2018: Ronaldo’s goal, schedule, scores, highlights from Day 7 | SBNation
The world's top national teams continue to face off as the first week of the World Cup comes to a close. Keep up with all of the recent results and upcoming games with SB Nation.

NBA mock draft: This would be the perfect pick for every team | SBNation
If everything were to fall into place perfectly, what would the NBA Draft results look like? Let's find out.

9 NBA Draft sleepers who can be a gem for your favorite team | SBNation
Not all of the great NBA Draft prospects are well known players at this point, so many of these players will be steals for the teams that select them on draft night. See which of these draft sleepers the Mountaineers faced this past season.

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