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NBA Draft '11: College Prospect Thread 12/18

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This is something that Jordan started last week, causing him to build a shrine dedicated to Morehead State forward Kenneth Faried (very similar to this).

College basketball has been one of my greatest loves since the early 2000 Maryland Terrapin squads containing the likes of Steve Blake, Chris Wilcox, Lonny Baxter, Byron Mouton, Drew Nicholas and some guy named Juan Dixon. I know for a fact that Mike shares this passion with me and could probably name every single Division 1 player off the top of his head. Derek is right along with us, although he doesn't count because he works for Draft Express (sellout!). We're still working on Jordan.

There are some excellent games on today with tons of NBA talent in the mix. As I'm typing this, Philadelphia native Marcus Morris is rock chalkin' his way to a possible lottery selection against USC on ESPN. Morris' hotshot freshman teammate Josh Selby is making his debut in this one (projected lottery pick as well).

Hit the jump for a list of games and prospects (in no particular order) you can check out today. If I missed anyone, post his name in the comments as someone to watch.

South Carolina at THE Ohio State University - 2:00 PM, CBS (Jared Sullinger, Will Buford, David Lighty)

Texas at North Carolina - 4:00 PM, CBS (Harrison Barnes, John Henson, Tyler Zeller, Dexter Strickland, Jordan Hamilton, Tristan Thompson, J'Covan Brown)

Gonzaga at Baylor - 4:30 PM, ESPN2 (Perry Jones, LaceDarius Dunn, Quincy Acy, Elias Harris)

Prairie View A&M at Michigan State - 6:30 PM, Big Ten Network (Kalin Lucas, Durrell Summers, Keith Appling, Draymond Green)

Mississippi Valley State at Kentucky - 8:00 PM, ESPN3 (Terrance Jones, Brandon Knight)

Indiana State at Purdue - 4:00 PM, Big Ten Network (Larry Bird, JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore)

Iona at Syracuse - 7:00 PM, ESPN3 (Fab Melo [may not play], Kris Joseph, Rick Jackson, Scoop Jardine)

Florida State at Loyala Marymount - 11:00 PM, ESPNU (Chris Singleton)

Illinois at Illinois-Chicago - 2:00 PM, Big Ten Network (Demetri McCarney)

Once again, If I missed any games going on today or any prospects you'd like others to know about and watch, post it in the comments.

Hooray for Saturday's filled with College Basketball (o yea, the Sixers play tonight too)!