In 2010, the Kentucky Wildcats were the only team in the SEC to produce a first-round pick. But Kentucky produced in a big, big way. The Wildcats placed five players in the first round. Three of them went in the lottery. John Wall went No. 1 overall.
In 2011, it should be a bit of déjà vu. Kentucky won't manage to land another five players in the first round, but it has three prospects ranked in our top 15. This year a few other SEC teams such as Florida, Vanderbilt and Georgia should contribute, too.
I spoke with a number of NBA scouts to get a take on five players they'll be watching closely in the SEC this season. Here's the breakdown:
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