They weren't lying to us when we were kids. Time really does go by fast. It seems like just yesterday I was watching Game Seven of the NBA Finals. Now we're already a quarter of the way through the 2010-11 season and it will be draft time before we know it.
When you really think about it, everyone playing college basketball is an NBA prospect. There's film out on every player and there's always some guy no one has ever heard of who gets picked up by a team and makes an impact.
That being said, there are also the cream of the crop players who every scout and even more fans have their eyes on from Midnight Madness until the end of the NCAA Tournament. These are the guys who have been surefire locks for the pros really since middle school.
There's a reason everyone knows their names.
From the current look of things, there aren't too many of that type of player in college ball this year. Still, there will be a draft and there will be players making the jump to the NBA.
Here's a look at 25 players of that ilk—the guys that will most likely be getting their names called by David Stern in June.