Malcolm Lee leads Pac-10 pack

Updated: October 29, 2010, 12:33 PM ET
By Chad Ford

The Pac-10 suffered a major down year last season -- both on the court and on draft day.

Just one Pac-10 player, Washington's Quincy Pondexter, made the first-round cut and he did it barely, going No. 26.

This year things don't look much more encouraging for the conference. While usual draft staples like UCLA should be better, we don't have any Pac-10 players projected in the Top 25 and just two in the Top 30.

I spoke with a number of NBA scouts to get a take on five players they'll be scouting closely in the Pac-10 this season. Here's the breakdown: