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Joel Embiid could join these five biggest NBA draft busts of all time (1)

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The 2014 NBA Draft is just over 24 hours away, with the top prospects out of college basketball moving ever closer to discovering just where they will play their NBA basketball.

This year's class is said to be one of the most loaded in recent memory with the likes of Jabari Parker, Andrew Wiggins and Joel Embiid leading a host of high-calibre players out of the NCAA.

Beware though, history has shown us down the years that just because a player was hyped in college that does not necessarily translate to a great NBA career.

Ill-judgement, ill-discipline, and injuries can easily see a number one pick end up on the NBA scrap pile or indeed on this list.

With Embiid himself already ruled out for six months with a foot injury, a predicament that comes after previous back issues, could he be the next great NBA draft bust?

Last year's extravaganza proved that the bust is far from a thing of the past, with the Cleveland Cavaliers' selection of Anthony Bennett looking questionable at best after a disastrous rookie year.

But which five player's (and franchises) have messed up beyond compare since the lottery was introduced in 1985?

Click through to see which five players comprise our list of ultimate NBA draft busts...

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