Call it the curse of Mateen Cleaves, or maybe Juan Dixon, but some guys just don't translate to the NBA.
College production is a good piece of empirical data when assessing how a player will make the transition to the professional ranks, but it is far from a sure science. Even an All-American season in which you win the national title isn't enough to guarantee success at the next level.
There are so many specific things that are needed to succeed in the modern-day league. Length and size are sexier than ever, while passing and fundamentals are out.
By looking at some of the players who haven't succeeded in the past, we can gain better insight into who might be destined to fail in the future.
Here are five guys who had awesome college careers but who are destined to flop in the NBA.