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2016 Pac-12 basketball underclassmen who might declare for the 2016 NBA Draft

These Pac-12 players may be declaring for the draft soon.

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Rosco Allen Sr. F Stanford - Allen is in a unique situation where he is listed as a senior, I believe graduated and has the freedom to play one more year at Stanford (with an extra injury year), transfer to another school as a grad transfer or head to the NBA. The Hungarian star is a polished, 22-year-old who could play either forward spot at the next level and has to be tempted to jump rather than enter the league at 23 even if he isn't guaranteed to get drafted.

Stay or go? Even if Allen doesn't jump to the NBA, I think there is a very good chance he jumps to another program for a season in hopes he can get a bigger stage to showcase his skills.

Where could he go? Late-2nd-undrafted free agent.

Bennie Boatright Fr. F USC - The 6'10 220 highly-touted prospect came in and excelled right away for the Trojans and is part of why they had such a renaissance in 2015. He could use a lot of polishing and growth before he goes to the next level, but he has that long, athletic body NBA scouts love so he will have to consider jumping to the next level.

Stay or go? Stay Where would he go? Mid-to-late-2nd

Dillon Brooks So. F Oregon - The near Pac-12 Player of the Year isn't a slam dunk NBA prospect as a bit of a guard/forward tweener, but the guy can flat out play and is the kind of player I could see moving up draft boards after teams take a closer look at him as a potential Brandon Roy-like player who can score and do a little bit of everything well. Players like him generally stay in school for at least three years, but honestly there isn't much left for him to prove at the college level so he may be thinking about chasing the NBA dream sooner rather than later.

Stay or go? Stay Where would he go? Early-to-mid-2nd

Jaylen Brown Fr. F Cal - The clear cut top NBA prospect playing in the Pac-12 this year, Brown looks to be the best prospect available in 2016 not named Ingram or Simmons. A sure fire top five pick, it would be a shock if he doesn't declare after the tournament.

Stay or go? Go Where could he go? Top 3-5

Marquese Chriss Fr. F Washington - Chriss at times looks like he could be the top NBA prospect in the Pac-12, but as the youngest player in the conference (he just turned 18), he is also super raw and inconsistent. One would think he will be back for another year to mature and polish for a chance to be a lottery pick in 2017, but with a first round choice a possibility in 2016, declaring wouldn't be a shock.

Stay or go? Stay Where would he go? Late-1st-Early-2nd

Isaac Hamilton Jr. G UCLA - Hamilton took a major step forward as a junior, leading UCLA in scoring while improving almost everything about his game. He is a pure scorer who lacks some NBA intangibles, but might want to consider the jump as he will be 22 by the time the draft rolls around.

Stay or go? Stay Where would he go? Late-2nd-undrafted free agent

Aaron Holiday Fr. G UCLA - Jrue and Justin's younger brother stepped in right away and was a smooth scorer and passer for the Bruins as a freshman. He's short (6'1) but has great length (6'6) and the kind of offensive skills which could already make him an NBA Draft pick so he will have to at least consider joining his older brothers in the league after just one season.

Stay or go? Stay Where would he go? Mid-to-late-2nd round

Dejounte Murray Fr. G Washington - A 6'5 long athlete who could play either guard position who already has an NBA mid-range game and handle, like his teammate Chriss, there are times when Murray looks like the best NBA prospect in the Pac-12, but he is still young and inconsistent. He could get a lot out of one more year of college and push himself as high as the top pick of the 2017 draft, but he will be taking a long, hard look at the NBA after his freshman season as a likely first round pick.

Stay or go? Go Where could he go? Late-lottery or just outside of lottery.

Jakob Poeltl So. C Utah - Seven footers who can move like Poeltl and win Pac-12 Player of the Year don't stick around in college long. It would be an utter shock if Poeltl came back for his junior season.

Stay or go? Go Where could he go? Top 3-10

Ivan Rabb Fr. F Cal - The other guaranteed first round pick for the Bears, Rabb is an NBA-ready power forward with the kind of game that has made players like Chris Bosh all-stars at the next level. It seems almost guaranteed that he will declare given it is unlikely he would fall out of the lottery this year.

Stay or go? Go Where could he go? Mid-to-late-lottery.

Ray Smith Fr. F Arizona

Smith was a blue chip recruit the Wildcats never even got to use this year as he tore an ACL in October. It seems like Smith is headed back to recover and prove himself on the court at the college level, but one has to wonder if with two different ACL tears now, he might be considering giving the next level a shot soon.

Stay or go? Stay Where would he go? Mid-to-late-2nd

Allonzo Trier Fr. G Arizona - Trier is a strong, young guard with a developing NBA game who really stepped up with Smith on the sidelines. He has a great shot at eventually being a first round pick and likely could get drafted in 2016 if he left.

Stay or go? Stay Where would he go? Mid-to-late-2nd