High school kids should be allowed to be drafted into the NBA.
High school kids should be allowed to be drafted into the NBA. Not a lot of high schools kids in NBA history have been drafted into the NBA. The trend really started in 1995 with Kevin Garnett. But many of the players that were drafted out of high school have dominated the NBA. And there have been very few busts. And even some of the busts have been solid NBA players. Note: These players aren’t normal high school kids. They are high school basketball all-Americans. They are the best high school kids in the world at basketball. When they go to college they are the ones that become the stars on their team. And will get drafted into the lottery anyways. Why then should they go to college and risk their careers? They might suffer a career ending injury before they even make it to the NBA. Time to change the rule. Allow high school kids to be drafted into the NBA again. Heres why just take a look at history. The lists has more future hall of fame all-stars and more solid basketball players than busts like many NBA analyst like to tell you. Do you agree or disagree? Please feel free to comment.
12-time NBA All-Star
11-time NBA All-Star
10-time NBA All-Star
6-time NBA All-Star
NBA Most Improved Player (2001–02)
Lebron James (The Next Michael Jordan)
2004 Rookie of the Year
Those were the big stars. But there has been many solid players drafted straight out of high school too.
(Some say Eddy Curry and Tyson Chandler are busts. But both are still solid players that start on their teams. The same goes for Martell Webster, Andray Blatche, C.J. Miles, Amir Johnson they are all solid players.
Shaun Livingston (Because of injury)
Jonathan Bender (Because of injury)
But you have to ask yourself one question for every bust like Kwame Brown there is a great chance you have just drafted the next Kevin Garnett, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard. A future hall of famer. Isn’t that worth the risk?