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The Mid-Morning Dump: Niang and Nader Tear It Up in Summer League Action

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Iowa State Football

NATION'S BEST? Mike Warren has been named to the Maxwell Award watch list, an award given annually to the best college football player in the country.

NATIONAL INTEREST. In recruiting news, 4-star offensive tackle Caleb Chandler rescinded his verbal commit to ISU because he's drawing interest from more teams and wants to take all of his visits.

BEST TRAINING NATIONWIDE. Former players Ben Durbin, Cory Morrissey and Ernst Brun have started their own training business in Ames.

JUST IOWA, NOT NATIONAL. Sage Rosenfels and Todd Blythe were named to the IHSAA Hall of Fame class of 2016.

NATIONAL COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION. Bob Bowlsby said that he anticipates traditional conference models will go away in the near future.

Iowa State Basketball

NATIONAL TEAM, EH? The Canadian Olympic Qualifying Team features former Cyclone Melvin Ejim. They're currently attempting to qualify for a trip to Rio later this summer.

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION. Georges Niang finished up another game with the Indiana Pacers in the NBA Summer League and came away with 14 points on 5-9 shooting in a close loss. Abdel Nader also got more tick with the Boston Celtics yesterday and tallied 6 points, 5 rebounds and an assist in 11 minutes. He also did this:

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SWEET TATS. A tattoo artist from New Zealand creates some of the coolest NBA tats I've ever seen.

GAME WINNER. Watch this epic game-winning shot that gave a team their first loss of the year.

THE RIGHT WAY. No, not the way the Iowa Hawkeyes try to run things over in their athletic department, but rather the way that Thunder GM Sam Presti said farewell to KD.

SO LIKABLE. Despite what CYHusker tries to tell you guys every Tuesday, Steph Curry is awesome and this proves it.

DOWN IT COMES. The KD images are coming down in Oklahoma City.

HISHE. Captain America: Civil War edition.