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UTEP's Julyan Stone Signs a 2 Year Deal with the Denver Nuggets

Great news for a Miner fan favorite.

Former Miner Derrick Caracter Agrees to Contract Terms with the L.A. Lakers

Excerpt: Derrick Caracter, a 6-9 big man selected No. 58 out of the University of Texas-El Paso, has also agreed to terms with the team. Caracter’s deal is guaranteed at the rookie minimum for 2010-11 with a team option in place worth approximately $788,000 for the following season.

NBA.com: Rookie Ladder; UTEP's Derrick Caracter #1 Rookie So Far

Three games in, it isn't John Wall, Demarcus Cousins, or anybody else on top of NBA.com's Rookie Ladder. Who is? UTEP's Derrick Caracter. DC had his 3rd straight double double yesterday, and he is looking like a lock to make the Lakers squad.

NBA.com: Rookie Ladder- UTEP's Derrick Caracter Ranked #2 Overall

This link is constantly updated, but right now, DC is ranked #2 on the NBA.com "Rookie Ladder" meaning he's been the second best rookie at the NBA Summer League- ahead of John Wall and 56 other players drafted ahead of him. #1? His Laker teammate Devin Ebanks.

Highlights from Derrick Caracter's first NBA Summer League game with the Lakers. Caracter finished...

Highlights from Derrick Caracter's first NBA Summer League game with the Lakers. Caracter finished with 20 points and 10 boards. Not a bad start.

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak On Drafting Derrick Caracter

Here are some nice quotes from Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak on the selection of UTEP's Derrick Caracter. Excerpt: "We had him going a little bit earlier in the draft," said Kupchak. "Of the two or three guys that were on (our draft board), we felt most comfortable with (Caracter)."

FoxSports Jeff Goodman: Denver Nuggets "Tried Like Hell" To Get Derrick Caracter

The Los Angeles Lakers Draft Derrick Caracter & End UTEP's 15 Year NBA Draft Drought

Derrick Caracter being drafted is another sign that UTEP's basketball program is back on the right track.

Mini Dig: T Minus 94 Days Till UTEP Football Edition

The Dig: UTEP's volleyball star/pageant queen is off to greener pastures; Derrick Caracter is drawing rave reviews, Marshall's Hassan Whiteside isn't drawing rave reviews; and Case Keenum doesn't think Houston lost much when OC Dana Holgorsen moved on to Oklahoma State. The Dig is your best UTEP and C-USA Round-Up.

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