Stock Watch: Russell rising

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Conference play can be incredibly rough on draft prospects, especially young ones. It's one thing to skate through a slate of low- to mid-major programs in November and December. It's another to hit conference play against high-major teams and suddenly play against defenses that have heavily scouted you and know how to take away your strengths.

So when a player shines or falters this time of year, it's worth noting.

Here's a look at five players in our updated Top 100 who NBA scouts and GMs are talking about this week: