BOSTON COLLEGE forward Jared Dudley (right) could be the most underrated player in the country. The 6'7", 225-pound senior seamlessly replaced Craig Smith as the primary option in coach Al Skinner's flex offense and was averaging 19.3 points and 9.1 rebounds per game through Sunday for the 7--2 Eagles, yet he is rarely listed among top NBA prospects. "If I was at Duke or UNC, you would hear about me more," Dudley says. "At BC we have to grind it out to earn respect." After Dudley scored 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in a 65--58 win over Michigan State on Nov. 29, Spartans coach Tom Izzo gushed, "He doesn't talk it; he plays it. He might [be] my favorite player of the year."