For college basketball's most prominent talents, March Madness serves as a crucial element of the professional interview process.
Provided a chance to pad resumes and display leadership on a massive national stage, the NCAA tournament can function as a key determinant of future success in the NBA.
However, as we've learned over the past 20-plus years, not every player is cut out for the professional ranks, and collegiate success most certainly is not a definitive indicator of future prosperity in the Association.
So how does a player become classified as a flop?
We've compiled a list of players over the last 25 years who not only saw tremendous individual success during their collegiate years, but who helped carry their teams to new heights in the month of March before making a bumpy transition to the NBA. In addition, players drafted in the lottery were given preferential treatment as it pertains to qualification for the list, although there were a few exceptions.
Simply putting up numbers wasn't enough to qualify. Players had to thrive as the faces of their alma maters, leaving their stamp on the NCAA tournament in the form of deep runs or, preferably, championship seasons.