These days, there aren't many great college basketball players who stick around for four years.
Most guys who have the talent to enter the NBA after one or two years in college will do it.
And who can really blame them for going where the money is at?
Huskies senior Quincy Pondexter is one of the few guys who stuck it out, struggled for minutes at times, then eventually developed into an NBA prospect and one of the best players in the Pac-10.
Pondexter is the only senior from a recruiting class that featured Spencer Hawes (entered the draft after freshman year), Phil Nelson (transferred to Portland State), and Adrian Oliver (transferred to San Jose State).
Pondexter is averaging 22.1 PPG with 9.6 RPG, and he's really been the best player on what appears to be the best team in the Pac-10.
Even though Pac-10 play is yet to start, Pondexter has made a case for himself to be highly considered for Pac-10 Player of the Year honors.