The second half of the NBA season is underway, and some teams are already gearing up for their lottery pick in the 2012 NBA draft in April.
Scouts are going to pay close attention to the ACC in the upcoming weeks, as its regular season winds down and the conference tournament begins.
This year, the ACC has a ton of NBA-ready talent. Duke and North Carolina, as usual, have several players entering the draft.
Most of UNC's starting lineup could go in the first round as well as Duke's phenomenal freshmen.
There are also some people who might not play for the big two schools in the ACC but have the talent to become forces in the NBA.
These eight ACC players will all become big factors for the teams that draft them.
*You may notice that most of the players listed are either from UNC or Duke. That is because they will likely have the most players entering the draft. Players like Terrell Stoglin, C.J. Harris and Lorenzo Brown are speculated to stay at school for at least another year.