The 2012-13 college basketball is rolling along. As the picture of who will end up in the NCAA tournament becomes clearer, the nation's top professional prospects begin to distinguish themselves from the pack of players hoping to join the league.
The NBA draft is about making improvements both for the present and the future, but it is always valuable for a team to snatch up a player who can be an instant contributor in his rookie season. These players may not have the highest upside, but they have honed their crafts enough to be able to make the jump to the pros without losing their ability to impact the game.
They may not be the stars of tomorrow, but in this mock draft, I've highlighted the most NBA-ready first-round prospects out there and mapped out how things could shake out in June.
All statistics and standings accurate as of January 6, 2013.