NBA Draft 2012: 5 Lottery-Bound Picks Who Will Bust in the Pros

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NBA Draft 2012: 5 Lottery-Bound Picks Who Will Bust in the Pros
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The NBA draft is just a few weeks away, and while the players available, needs of each team and order of picks change every year, one constant is the presence of several high-risk prospects whom lottery-bound teams will be looking at very closely. This draft class especially, with its depth of talent, has a number of college stars who are poised to be taken off the board early, but have major questions and concerns about their long-term professional viability.

Whether they rely too heavily on athleticism instead of skill, do not have the strength nor speed to succeed at their position in the NBA or do not seem mentally ready for the rigorous nature of pro basketball, these players are the ones every team picking in the lottery should be wary of bringing onto their roster.

Here are five players who, despite impressive college careers, seem poised to be disappointments once they join the NBA.

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