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High (After)Noon Highlights(12/11): Daniel Corimer named to ESPN’s top-20 dominant athletes list

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Daniel Cormier named on ESPN Top-20 athletes of 2018 list:

Former Oklahoma State wrestler and current MMA fighter Daniel Cormier was named to ESPN The Magazines top-20 most dominant athletes of 2018. Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles took the top spot with Cormier coming in third.

A cool story on Juwan Evans:

After being picked up by the Phoneix Suns (I told ya’ll it wouldn’t be long.) The Arizona Central wrote a great article about how Evans will fit into Phoenix’s team.

He isn’t expected to put up those type of numbers for Phoenix, but Evans has more NBA experience than rookies Elie Okobo and De’Anthony Melton playing the point.

Watching from afar, Evans believes he can help the Suns at that position.

“Just being that point guard,” said Evans, who started four games for the Clippers last season. “Getting my teammates involved. Getting them easier shots.”

Evans doesn’t see the transition from Northern Arizona to Phoenix being a problem because the teams run the same system.

“At the end of the day, it’s still basketball,” said Evans, who has improved as a player in the G League.

“Just needing to develop as a point guard, being more vocal and just getting my teammates in the offense. I think it’s helped me out tremendously.”

Justice Hill named Academic All-American:

Finance major and running back Justice Hill has received Academic All- American honors alongside teammate Britton Abbott. This is the second year in a row the two of them have been honored. Justice tweeted “ Going into college, this was my number one goal. Outweighs any other accomplishment to date. God is good!” It’s fantastic to see a young man focused on his studies. Congrats to him and Abbott for working hard on the field and in the classroom.

Michael Nuesifter to transfer;

The O’Colly reported last night that Oklahoma State baseman Michael Nuesifter will transfer for the Oklahoma State Baseball program. He announced the news on his Instagram account.