Basketball: Pac-10 players & the draft

Here are a few stories looking at how Thursday’s NBA draft shapes up for Pac-10 players:

— The prospects of Washington power forward Jon Brockman are something of a mystery, writes Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times.

— UCLA point guard Darren Collison has plenty of motivation as he embarks on his NBA career, according to Brian Dohn of the L.A. Daily News.

— USC’s DeMar DeRozan, a star without attitude, is rising on the draft boards, says Scott Wolf of the L.A. Daily News.

— Arizona State sophomore guard James Harden is about to realize a lifelong dream,  writes Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic.

— Arizona State senior Jeff Pendergraph is about to find out if staying in school was the right move, according to a profile in the Republic.

— Bruce Pascoe of the Daily Star in Tucson examines whether coaching turmoil at Arizona actually benefitted the development of Jordan Hill and Chase Budinger.

Jeff Faraudo