Over the course of professional basketball history, the Big Ten and Pac-12 have always been steady contributors when it comes to sending talent to the NBA Draft. From former UCLA center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to one-time Michigan State star Jason Richardson, many past NBA legends destroyed the opposition in their respective college conference before beginning their dominance on the hardwood.
This season, the Big Ten is proud to send Ohio State bruiser Jared Sullinger and Michigan State forward Draymond Green to this summer's draft, while the Pac-12 is preparing to lose University of Washington stars Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten. While none of these prospects have star potential, all of them are capable of becoming consistent contributors in a NBA rotation in the future.
Nonetheless, not all prospects from these two conferences transition smoothly into the fast-paced NBA. Some former Pac-12 or Big 10 players turn into the one thing no professional athlete wants to be labeled: a bust.
Let's take a trip down memory land and explore the busts who came out of these two conferences.