With less than 48 hours to go before the NCAA tournament brackets are revealed and conference tournaments nearing their climaxes, many basketball fans are turning their attention to the college game, even with the NBA trade deadline looming. NBA diehards, not to mention plenty of NBA scouts, will be taking a hard look at draft prospects the next few weeks. With that in mind, here are a few draft-related notes:
- The NCAA tournament is always full of top prospects, but several are on teams that won't be a part of it, notes ESPN's Chad Ford. Weber State point guard Damian Lillard, Illinois center Meyers Leonard and North Texas forward Tony Mitchell all fall into this category. (Insider only)
- Tommy Dee of Sheridan Hoops takes a look at UNLV forward Mike Moser.
- Kentucky coach John Calipari has met with Billy Hunter, executive director of the players union, to see what it would take to get the union to agree to do away with one-and-done players in college, reports Steve Wieberg of USA Today. Calipari is seeking a two-year waiting period between high school and the NBA for players, instead of just one.