Draft prospects who need to impress

Updated: March 8, 2013, 1:09 PM ET
By Chad Ford

The clock is ticking.

For all but 68 college basketball teams, conference championship week is the final week of real, meaningful basketball. It's also the last chance for NBA prospects on those teams to impress scouts before the draft combine.

Right or wrong, every year the NCAA tournament has been a breeding ground for the meteoric rise and fall of prospects.

Didn't make it to the tournament? Out of sight, out of mind.

Here's a look at five NBA prospects who have a lot to prove next week -- before it's too late.