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NBA Door Should Reopen for High Schoolers

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Five years ago this week, the NBA staged its final draft that included players who had just graduated high school.

Nine high schoolers were drafted, ranging from Martell Webster (sixth overall) to Amir Johnson (56th overall). Seven still are in the league, none of them just hanging on.

In 2004, eight players were drafted out of high school, including Read Full Article »

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