2024 NBA draft notebook: 15 burning conference tournament questions

Purdue center Zach Edey has solidified himself as a likely first-rounder in the eyes of the NBA. Michael Allio/Icon Sportswire

Conference tournament week is here, which means it's the last chance for several NBA draft prospects to impress scouts at the college level.

Some players have already ensured they will be dancing next week at the NCAA tournament after quality regular seasons, while others will have to guide their teams through tough stretches this week for the opportunity to display their talents on college basketball's biggest stage.

With conference tournaments here, it's time to look at the biggest draft questions from across the country.

What can we expect from Kentucky and its two top-five prospects coming off the bench? Will Kansas turn it around after a recent skid and key injuries? And can either USC or Colorado march through the Pac-12 tournament to prolong the college careers of Isaiah Collier and Cody Williams?

From the ACC to the SEC, ESPN's Jonathan Givony and Jeremy Woo cover the top storylines ahead of conference tournament week action in this week's draft notebook.

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Is Kentucky the best show in college basketball?

What a transformation it's been for coach John Calipari offensively, going from guiding a plodding, post-heavy squad that rarely shoots 3-pointers, to the architect of the most exciting team in college basketball. The Wildcats rank second among high major teams in pace, are the top-ranked 3-point shooting team in college (41% ) and play a free-flowing, unselfish and highly entertaining style that has helped all 10 of their rotation players emerge as serious NBA prospects.

Their best two prospects -- Rob Dillingham (No. 3 in the ESPN Top 25) and Reed Sheppard (No. 5) don't even start for the Wildcats but often finish out games and will be among the most closely followed players in the coming weeks.