10 College Basketball Stars Destined to Be NBA Busts

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10 College Basketball Stars Destined to Be NBA Busts

How many times have we seen this before?

All-Americans in college turn into huge busts in the NBA. It happens every year, without fail. The two guys pictured, J.J. Redick and Shelden Williams, tore up the college landscape in 2006 as seniors, were both top 11 picks...and haven't remotely lived up to their expectations in the NBA.

(Redick is only beginning to emerge as a potential NBA starter; Williams' wife, Candace Parker, is legitimately a better basketball player than he is.)

In 2007, the debate between drafting Greg Oden or Kevin Durant with the No. 1 overall pick lasted until draft day. Oden's missed more than a full season with injuries in his three seasons; Durant was Rookie of the Year and currently ranks second in scoring in the NBA, behind only LeBron James.

2008 brought us a similar guard vs. big man No. 1 pick debate between Derrick Rose and Michael Beasley. Rose, who the Bulls selected first overall, won Rookie of the Year and nearly led his team to a playoff upset over the heavily-favored Boston Celtics; Beasley's yet to achieve anything close to his dominant college numbers and still struggles on defense.

Meanwhile, the top 10 has been littered with guys brimming with "NBA potential" in the past few years, only for teams to discover that their "potential" guys never live up to their lofty draft status (See: Joe Alexander, more recently Hasheem Thabeet).

For guys like John Wall and Evan Turner, expected to be the top two picks in the draft, you won't find 'em on this list.

But read on to see 10 of the NCAA's biggest stars that won't end up translating to the NBA (including a projected top five pick!).

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