Baylor's Perry Jones has edge at No. 1

Updated: January 4, 2011, 1:39 PM ET
By Chad Ford

We interrupt our regular weekly Stock Watches to note that we've reached the midway point in the college basketball season. Teams are beginning conference play, which inevitably changes things from a scouting perspective.

Conference opponents scout much the same way NBA teams do. They understand what star players in their conference like to do and try to take it away from them. Every season a few players smash up against the wall versus the tighter defenses they face in conference play, while others really start to shine.

So I asked a number of NBA scouts and executives a few questions about the NBA draft that should be answered in the next three months.

1. Who is the No. 1 pick?