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NBA Prospect Watch: 2/14 – 2/20

While we still have a ways to go on the 2010-2011 NBA season, but as for the NCAA, we’re only a few weeks away from March Madness. And you know what that means. Certain players will start to set themselves apart from the crowd in hopes of leading their team to a national championship…..and garnering some attention from scouts throughout the NBA.

So let’s take a look at the games you need to be watching in college basketball this week:

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14

West Virginia at #20 Syracuse, 7:00 PM ET, ESPN
Who to Watch: Kris Joseph and Rick Jackson (Syracuse)

#1 Kansas at Kansas State, 9:00 PM ET – ESPN
Who to Watch: Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris (Kansas)

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Mississippi State at #22 Kentucky – 7:00 PM ET, ESPN
Who to Watch: *Terrence Jones and Brandon Knight (Kentucky), Renardo Sidney (Miss. State)

Wake Forest at #19 North Carolina – 8:00 PM ET, ESPN3
Who to Watch: *Harrison Barnes and *John Henson (UNC)

Michigan State at #3 Ohio State – 9:00 PM ET, ESPN
Who to Watch: Kalin Lucas and Durrell Summers (MSU), *Jared Sullinger, David Lighty, Will Buford (Ohio State)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16

Oklahoma State at #2 Texas – 9:00 PM ET, ESPN2
Who to Watch: *Jordan Hamilton and Tristan Thompson (Texas)

#5 Duke at Virginia – 7:00 PM ET, ESPN2
Who to Watch: Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith (Duke)

#9 Georgetown at #12 Connecticut – 7:00 PM ET, ESPN3
Who to Watch: *Kemba Walker (UConn), Austin Freeman (G’Town)

#10 Wisconsin at #11 Purdue – 7:30 PM ET, Big Ten Network
Who to Watch: JaJuan Johnson (Purdue), Jon Lauer (Wisconsin)

Michigan at Illinois – 9:30 PM ET, Big Ten Network
Who to Watch: Demetri McCamey (Illinois), Darius Morris (Michigan)

#18 Vanderbilt at Georgia – 7:00 PM ET, ESPNU
Who to Watch: *Trey Thompkins (Georgia), Jeffery Taylor and Festus Ezeli (Vanderbilt)

Note: OK, I’m a Vandy fan. Taylor and Ezeli won’t factor into this year’s draft, but will next year.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Washington State at #13 Arizona – Fox Sports Net, 8:30 PM ET
Who to Watch: *Derrick Williams (Arizona)

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18

#12 Connecticut at #16 Louisville – 9:00 PM ET, ESPN
Who to Watch: *Kemba Walker (UConn)

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19

Colorado at #1 Kansas – 2:00 PM ET, ESPN
Who to Watch: Alec Burks (Colorado), Marcus Morris and Markieff Morris (Kansas)

Cincinnati at Providence – 7:00 PM ET, ESPNU
Who to Watch: Marshon Brooks (Providence)

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Cleveland State at Old Dominion – 1:00 PM ET, ESPN2
Who to Watch: Norris Cole (Cleveland State)

#3 Ohio State at #11 Purdue – 1:00 PM ET, CBS
Who to Watch: Sullinger/Lighty/Buford (Ohio St.), Johnson (Purdue)

*Indicates likely lottery pick

Also, be sure to check out the huge mock draft database on DC Pro Sports Report which shows who the top draft sites think will make up this year’s top five, as well as links to their mock drafts. We’ll start getting into mock drafts here on STS once the college season ends and guys start declaring their intentions for next season.

Which games are you looking forward to most this week? Got a certain player in mind that you think should go higher/lower than expected? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Matt Moore

Matt Moore is a Senior NBA Blogger for CBSSports.com's Eye on Basketball blog, weekend editor of Pro Basketball Talk on NBCSports.com, and co-editor of Voice on the Floor. He lives in Kansas City due to an unbelievably complex set of circumstances and enjoys mid-90's pop rock, long walks on the beach and the novels of Tim Sandlin.