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Before One-Year Rule, High School Players Were Doing Just Fine in the NBA

Published by on June 12, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Much has been made of the NBA’s one-year rule. The rule the NBA has used to make high school seniors wait at least one year out of high school before they can enter the NBA Draft. The NBA has talked about extending the rule to two or three years before a player can enter the draft.

We hear how hurtful it was for players to enter the NBA early and that a year in college would make them better players. While I do not doubt a year in college could help just about every player. I decided to look and see how high school players have done since 1995 and entering the draft.

I used 1995 since that was the year Kevin Garnett started the trend of players jumping straight in to the pros. I was surprised to find out that e...

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