College Basketball: 5 Players Facing a "Put Up or Shut Up" 2011-2012 Season

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College Basketball: 5 Players Facing a
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Florida State's Michael Snaer

Every year, there are several players at the college level who inevitably aren't living up to the standard set forth by their coaches, the media, their school's fans, or all of the above.

In an age where kids are hyped before they reach middle school and are treated like professional athletes before they earn their high school diploma, there are bound to be a fair share of players who never pan out. They get comfortable within the limelight, and never acquire the work ethic requisite of a top player.

Fortunately for college athletes, there are four years to prove that they are worth the fanfare and praise bestowed upon them.

This year, there are five—actually six—power conference players who are in need of an enormous season if they don't want to receive the dreaded "bust" label. 

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