There have been 41 high school draftees in the NBA draft. Three draftees were selected first overall; Kwame Brown in 2001 NBA draft, LeBron James in 2003, and Dwight Howard in 2004 NBA draft. Two draftees went on to win the Rookie of the Year Award in their first season: LeBron James and 2002 draftee Amar’e Stoudemire.
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 had the shortest NBA career?
After stints in the NBA Development League and Europe, Curry made his NBA debut in January 2010, playing 3.9 seconds for the Los Angeles Clippers. It was Curry’s only NBA regular-season appearance and set a record for the shortest NBA career of all time.