View Full Version : Which NBA Players Could've Went In The Lottery Out Of High School?

Savage Sunday
02-11-2011, 06:09 PM
Since the ban in 2005 we've had numerous guys who went to college for 1 year.

How many of them still would've been Lottery Picks if they came out of High School?

Im talking about guys like Durant, Rose, Beasley, Wall, etc.

Would Derrick Rose have still gone #1 if he were in the 2007 NBA Draft out of Simeon HS?

02-11-2011, 06:16 PM
I think Greg Oden would have come straight out of highschool and pretty sure the raptors would have drafted him instead of bargnani

02-11-2011, 06:32 PM
Ty Lawson was ranked as the #1 PG in the nation in his senior season so i'd go with him

02-11-2011, 06:35 PM
The top 7 of the 08 draft..
Durant wouldn't have been that high.. Maybe 6 or 7 which would have been a mistake
funny that griffin and westbrook wouldn't have even made the lottery.funny how college is saving these franchises from making mistakes. And they wanna take it away.. Smh I think it should be 2 years and both college and nba benefit.. Highschool players rarely get picked a lot in bunches.. A lot of the guys people would say wouldn't make it in the lottery for that reason.

Mayo, beasley,oden and wall would have been the highest of all players the past 3-4 drafts..

Good thread. Shouldn't be a lot of people crying

02-11-2011, 06:39 PM
B.J. Mullens

02-11-2011, 06:41 PM
Kobe and lebron

Raps18-19 Champ
02-11-2011, 06:47 PM
OJ Mayo was ranked high coming out of HS.

John Wall was in the same position too.

Savage Sunday
02-11-2011, 06:50 PM
B.J. Mullens

Wow. What a massive mistake that would've been. I remember before his freshman season he was projected as the #1 pick.

If he came out of HS he probably would've went #1 and become a mega bust.

02-11-2011, 08:19 PM
OJ Mayo was ranked high coming out of HS.

John Wall was in the same position too.

All the one and dones from the 2008 draft would have all come out of high school.

Derrick Rose
OJ Mayo
Eric Gordon
Micheal Beasley
Kevin Love
Jerryd Bayless

Those 6 would have all come out and produce for their respective teams outside of maybe Bayless. The 1 and done rule robbed us of a year of those 5 players career.

02-11-2011, 10:31 PM
D-Rose would've been playing for OKC and baller would've been his #1 fan on PSD.

02-11-2011, 10:54 PM
At the top of my head
John Wall
Maybe even Kevin Love. He was the top high schooler in his class

02-11-2011, 11:00 PM
solomon alabi

02-11-2011, 11:22 PM
Drose and Durant for sure.