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Who was the first NBA player to jump to the ABA?
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Who was the first high school basketball player to be drafted in the NBA?
Darryl Dawkins in the 1975 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers out of Maynard Evans High School with the 5th overall pick. A year earlier, Moses Malone became the first high schooler selected when the Utah Stars of the ABA selected him in the third round of the 1974 ABA draft. This is incorrect, the first player drafted into the NBA was Reggie Harding in 1962 by the Detroit Pistons.
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Who was the First Hispanic Basketball Player in the NBA?
Based on the research that I've done Al Cueto of Tulsa University was the first Latino to be drafted by an NBA team, but he would never play in the NBA. He played two seasons in the ABA. The first Latino to play in the NBA is a Puerto Rican named Alfred "Butch" Lee who played for Marquette University.