With the Pac-12 season just hanging by a thread with Oregon now, attention turns to the NBA Draft and who may or may not declare for the draft.
At the moment, here are the Pac-12 players with the best stock heading into the 2016 NBA Draft.
1. Jaylen Brown Fr. F Cal - Brown would have been a lottery pick straight out of high school with his 6'7 230 NBA guard body. He already has the strength and length to score at the basket at the next level and defend on the perimeter. Don't expect him to fall out of the Top 5.
2. Jakob Poeltl So. C Utah - Seven footers who can move like Poeltl and win conference player of the year pretty much never don't get picked in the lottery. He probably has the highest potential of anyone in the draft after Ben Simmmons and Brandon Ingram. He should go somewhere between three and 10.
3. Dejounte Murray Fr. G Washington - The NBA loves long, tall combo guards who with quickness and mid-range game and that is exactly what Murray is. If he decides to declare, he should be a late lottery pick or just outside of the lottery at worst.
4. Ivan Rabb Fr. F Cal - Just your classic NBA power forward with athleticism and length who can score at the basket, rebound and defend at 6'11. He should end up late in the lottery or just outside of it as well.
5. Marquese Chriss Fr. F Washington - Chriss is barely 18, but is right up there with Brown and Poeltl for pure potential as a 6'9 220 guard with unlimited wingspan and outrageous skill. I wouldn't be surprised if he rockets into the lottery if he declares and teams take a close look at his potential.
6. Gary Payton II Sr. G Oregon State - The Glove's son is a lot like him, but probably just not quite as talented. Still, that's high praise and I think Payton's ability to defend and size could get him into the end of the first and early-second at worst.
7. Dillon Brooks So. F Oregon - Brooks is a better NBA prospect in my opinion than many seem to think. He is a bit of a tweener, but I love a guy like him who can do a little bit of everything very well and can simply score. I think he would test the first round or get into the early-second if he declared.
8. Chris Boucher Sr. C Oregon - Boucher is a toothpick, but you can't deny his shot blocking ability and he even has some offensive skills including outside range that could help him in the new NBA. He got an extra year of eligibility, but I don't know why someone as old as him would want to hold off testing the NBA for another year. I think he would be a second round project should he head to the next level.
9. Tyrone Wallace Sr. G Cal - Wallace didn't get the chance he needed to boost his stock with a nice tournament performance when he broke his wrist, but the combo guard with nice shooting skills and athleticism is still a nice prospect in my opinion. I still think he is a second round pick who could wiggle his way into the very end of the first.
10. Allonzo Trier Fr. G Arizona - Trier will probably be in school for at least another year or two, but is a strong guard who has major first round potential. He would get drafted if he declares but probably needs some more seasoning.
11. Kaleb Tarczewski Sr. C Arizona - It seems like Tarczewski has been in college and his draft stock has slowly eroded each year. Still, he is a seven-footer with muscle who could get drafted as a big body.
12. Bennie Boatright Fr. F USC - The draft is always full of players like Boatright, 6'10 long and rangy with a little bit of scoring, defensive and ball skills, but he probably should come back for a year or two and play himself into the first round. He is a mid-second rounder at best right now.
Other top prospects
Rosco Allen Sr. F Stanford, Jabari Bird Jr. G Cal, Aaron Holiday Fr. G UCLA, Julian Jacobs Jr. G USC, Ray Smith Fr. F Arizona