Seven best preps-to-pros in hoops history

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The Cheat Sheet

For a brief period, the National Basketball Association was content to let high schoolers make the jump to the highest level of the sport.

History is littered with individuals who had no business taking the direct route to the NBA from high school. Take Amar’e Stoudemire for example.