Quiz: Can You Name These NBA Star Players Drafted Out of High School?
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Can You Name These NBA Star Players Drafted Out of High School?
By: Todd Betzold
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About This Quiz

Can you imagine signing a multimillion-dollar contract with an NBA team at the age of 18? Not many of us can, but there have been a handful of players who have made the huge leap from high school right into the big leagues. Were they all slam dunks? Of course not, but we have seen some pretty stellar players come from this group of men.

I mean, Kobe Bryant was one of the first players to go from high school to the NBA, and we all watched as his career happened. This guy played all 20 of his NBA seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he won five NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVPs and one NBA Most Valuable Player award. This from a guy who graduated high school and then went on to become the youngest player to ever play in the NBA (at that time, but his record has been broken since).

Kobe is just one of the star players on this quiz, but can you pick them all out? We are testing your NBA knowledge today, so will you be a slam dunk or are you going to be shooting air balls the whole time?

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This player was the 5th pick in the 1995 NBA Draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He would go on to play 21 seasons in the NBA, but who is he?
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He was the first high schooler picked with the #1 selection in the NBA Draft, but also considered to be one of the biggest draft busts out there. Who is it?
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This was the last NBA player selected right out of high school in 2005 before the NBA changed the age requirements and implemented the "one-and-done" rule. Which player was it?
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Some consider him to be the greatest player of all time, he was the #1 pick in the 20013 NBA Draft. Who was it?
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He was the first Indian-born player drafted in the NBA?
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He won 2005 Texas Mr. Basketball and currently plays for the Toronto Raptors. Who is it?
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A lot of these players were drafted and then immediately traded, as this guy was in 2001. He was the #2 pick of the draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, who then traded him to the Chicago Bulls. Who is it?
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He was the 2000 California Gatorade Player of the Year, but never lived up to those expectations in the NBA. Who was it?
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This player was selected as the 18th overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft and would go on to help lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to an NBA Championship in 2016. Who is it?
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From the 2003 Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year to a 2017 felony marijuana possession charge, who is this player?
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This center is almost 7' tall, so the Charlotte Hornets took a chance on him late in the 2003 NBA Draft. Who was it?
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This player was the 18th pick in the 1996 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. He is the type of player who had a standout career, but never got a ring. Who is it?
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This player became the second player in more than a decade to make the jump from high school right into the NBA Draft, as the league introduced the "one-and-done" policy. Who is he?
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The 2004 NBA Draft produced many outstanding high school players turned pros, including this NBA star for the Atlanta Hawks. Who is it?
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This Puerto Rican player had his rights traded among five teams during his time in the NBA, including the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2005 NBA Draft. Yet he never played in one NBA game. Who is it?
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Upon entering the NBA out of high school, this player was dubbed with the nickname "Baby Shaq." Who was it?
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The #1 pick in the 2004 NBA Draft, he may still be searching for a championship ring, but it does look like he's won every other award possible. Who is it?
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This player was one of eight high school players drafted in the 2004 NBA Draft, however he never really made an impact with the Seattle SuperSonics or NBA. Who was it?
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He was the 18th pick in the 2005 NBA Draft and went on to win the 2007 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Who is it?
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This player is often considered the "poster boy" for David Stern raising the minimum age for the draft.
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He entered the 1996 NBA Draft saying he would only sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, yet the Charlotte Hornets drafted him. Who is it?
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This player was selected as the #4 pick in the 2004 NBA Draft and has since gone on to win three NBA championships. Who is it?
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He was the 9th pick in the 1997 NBA Draft by the Toronto Raptors. The awards have kept coming for this man, but who is he?
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This player was the 10th pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, where the center played most of his career. Who is it?
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He was the 19th pick in the 2004 NBA Draft by the Miami Heat, but would not have a breakout season until 2010-11 with the Golden State Warriors. Who is the player?
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This player was the 9th pick in the 2002 NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns. He now owns a significant share of Hapoel Jerusalem, the team he won a championship with in 2017. This player is who?
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He was the 13th overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft and is the cousin of former NBA player Stephon Marbury. Who is it?
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He was the fifth pick in the 1975 NBA Draft and became known as "Dr. Dunk" around the league. This player is who?
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He was the 2005 Jordan Classic MVP after scoring 26 points and 16 rebounds, which led to his second round selection by the Washington Wizards. Who is it?
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This player was the 45th overall selection in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. It took a while, but he finally found his groove in Toronto, where he has won two Sixth Man of the Year awards. Who is it?
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This NBA center was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2001 NBA Draft and even had a Kris Kross parody video made for him. Who are we talking about?
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He was a second round pick in the 1998 NBA Draft for the Seattle SuperSonics, where he helped make them a contender in the early 2000s. Who is it?
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This forward was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2003, yet only played 19 games in the NBA. Who is it?
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This player broke Michael Jordan's record in the McDonald's High School All American game, as he scored 31 points. It earned him a #5 pick in the 1999 NBA Draft, but injuries took him out of the league six years later. That player was?
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He was the sixth pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers and was known as "The Definition." Who is it?
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LeBron James was the #1 pick in the NBA Draft the same year this guy was picked #27 by the Memphis Grizzlies before being traded to the Boston Celtics the same night.
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