While this will probably be another down year for the SEC in terms of the number of teams it sends to the NCAA tournament and just how far they go, the overall talent level that the South produces never seems to end.
Eight underclassmen from the SEC put their names on the early entry list last June, but only one of them ended up being drafted?-LSU's Brandon Bass
in the 2nd round. The rest are gone, including would-be SEC freshmen and eventual 2nd rounders Monta Ellis
and Louis Williams
These names would have undoubtedly made up the majority of this list going into the 2006 season, but there is still plenty of first round talent for NBA scouts to watch amongst the 12 teams here, especially in terms of size and athleticism, which the South seems to specialize in.