Ranking the 10 Biggest NCAA Basketball Recruiting Busts in the Past Decade

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Ranking the 10 Biggest NCAA Basketball Recruiting Busts in the Past Decade
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It's hard to have success as a coach in college basketball without being a good recruiter. The teams that generally are at the top of the polls and that make deep runs in the NCAA tournament have been effective at reeling in talented players to stock their rosters.

Unfortunately, recruiting is an inexact science. It's not easy to identify high school talent that will translate to the next level.

Here is a look at the 10 biggest NCAA basketball recruiting busts in the last 10 years. There are a lot of definitions for busts. Some left school early. Some transferred, hoping that they would do better at the next stop. Others just didn't get the job done.

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