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How old do you have to be to go from high school to the NBA?


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2016-12-10 10:34:14
2016-12-10 10:34:14

It use to be at least 18. But they changed it. High schoolers cant go to the NBA anymore. Minimum age now is 19. This means you need at least 1 yr college basketball experience.

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Basketball HistoryMoses Malone was the first male player to go straight from high school into the NBA. That is a wrong answer!!!! Darrell Dawkins was the first person to enter the NBA from High School!!Moses Malone was the first person to go from high school to the ABA!!___________________________________________________________Actually, Reggie Harding was the first player to go from high school to the NBA. Reggie was drafted in 1962 by the Detroit Pistons. In 1962 "Chocolate Thunder" was 5 years old and Moses Malone was 7 years old.Reggie Harding was supposed to be the first player to go from high school to the NBA but when he was drafted the NBA rules was that you must wait until one year after you high school class graduated so Reggie had to play Minor Basketball League. Darryl Dawkins was the first person to enter the NBA from High School. Darryl was drafted in the 1975 draft. He was 18 years old.

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You had to been playing the NBA in high school and college and if they draft you then you go to the NBA

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be really good in high school and go or get a college basketball scholership then go to the nba.

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According to the 2006 collective bargaining agreement negotiated between the NBA and the players association, a player must be 19 years old and one year removed from high school to be considered to play in the NBA.

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An NBA player can be drafted or signed right out of high school.


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