The Top 25 College Stars Who Were Busts in the NBA

February 5th, 2011 by Ross Lipschultz Leave a reply »
Jimmer Fredette split the world. There hasn't been a more polarized set of opinions of a NBA prospect in quite some time.

No, that doesn't include people who just couldn't stand Joakim Noah's dancing.

Some scouts call the BYU Cougar the next Stephen Curry, while others expect him to be watching Stephen Curry from the stands in three years. Why are so many people wary of a guy who might coast to the Naismith Player of the Year award and scoring title?

It's because the NBA has seen it before.

Players who blossom in college and just never bring their skills to the pros. The jury is out on Jimmer, but NBA scouts are hoping that drafting him won't bring back memories of any of the following 25 fellas. 

Change memories to nightmares, and you will get the idea.

Busts can be due to all sorts of things: injuries, poor play, being replaced, etc. Note that this list isn't just about bad players; it's about 25 guys who wish they made basketball just a collegiate commitment, not a career.

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