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Morning links: BYU's Marriott Center a bucket list arena to visit; 3 Jazz players in top 25 available NBA free agents

The BYU basketball team beats Alaska 77-64 in the Marriott Center on Nov. 7, 2015.
The BYU basketball team beats Alaska 77-64 in the Marriott Center on Nov. 7, 2015.
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Patrick Toner of SB Nation's Mid-major Madness shared his bucket list of mid-major basketball arenas to visit, and BYU's Marriott Center made the cut.

Speaking of the Marriott Center, he wrote, "I find the Marriott Center to be unique. The seating seems to rise up into an abyss of darkness. But just because you cannot see all of the fans, does not mean you cannot hear them. BYU fans are known to be loud, and the elevation of Provo, Utah, provides another advantage."

Other West Coast Conference venues to make the list were the McCarthey Athletic Center where Gonzaga plays and McKeon Pavilion, home to Saint Mary's.

Hayward, Hill, Ingles ranked top 25 available players

Adam Fromal of Bleacher Report ranked the top 100 available players in the NBA and Joe Ingles, George Hill and Gordon Hayward all made the top 25.

Fromal had Hayward as the top Jazz player on the list at No. 5, saying, "Hayward isn't just disarmingly athletic; he also possesses great instincts that allow him to wait for the opportune moments, luring defenders to sleep and then bursting to the hoop with a quick first step.

"And while this isn't the biggest part of his game, it's also representative of his overall progress. Hayward is learning how to maximize his physical gifts, which has helped him turn into a bona fide All-Star who's only going to keep getting better."

Fromal had Hill coming in five spots later, at No 10, saying, "When George Hill is healthy, he's one of the league's best point guards."

Fromal continued, "He proved that throughout his first season with the Utah Jazz whenever he was able to play at 100 percent. He was a lockdown defender who could prevent dribble penetration or shepherd his marks toward Rudy Gobert, and he also shot the lights out.

Ingles, who is a restricted free agent, landed at No. 25 in the rankings with some high praise.

"Joe Ingles is ready for his time to shine. He displayed every skill in the books during what could be his final season with the Utah Jazz," Fromal wrote. "By the end of the year, Ingles could fill a plethora of roles on both ends."

"Offensively, he was one of the league's deadliest shooters, thriving as a spot-up sniper who took pressure off Gordon Hayward and the other leading producers. But he could also handle the rock in pick-and-rolls, slowing down the pace until he picked apart a defense with precision passing."

Jeff Withey and Shelvin Mack also made the list with Withey coming in at No. 76 and Mack landing at No. 94.

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And finally...Seth Davis took to Twitter to share his thoughts on former BYU big man Eric Mika, who he said, "The entire basketball world is sleeping on."