In 1995, Kevin Garnett, USA Today’s high school basketball player of the year, announced his intentions to forgo college, and declared himself eligible for the 1995 NBA draft.
Who was the last high school NBA player?
Taking a look at Amir Johnson’s career in the NBA
Although Amir Johnson was not the only player selected straight from high school in the 2005 draft class, he was the last. He was selected by the Detroit Pistons as the 56th overall, and was only 18 at that time.
What NBA players went straight from high school?
Moses Malone, Darryl Dawkins and Bill Willoughby did it in the 1970s. Yet it wasn’t until Kevin Garnett in 1995 that the modern movement of players going straight from high school to the NBA began.
Who was the first NBA player to skip college?
Jumping to the NBA. For some time in the NBA’s early stages, a player had to finish a four-year college to enter the draft and join one of the NBA franchises. It wasn’t until Reggie Harding in 1962 that a player skipped college and went straight from high school into the world’s toughest basketball league.
Who drafted Kobe Bryant?
Who has the longest NBA career?
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