Greatest NBA Players Straight Out Of High School
7 – Shawn Kemp
Concord High School, 17th pick in 1989, Seattle SuperSonics
From being one of the most exciting players in the league to suffering personal issues left and right ultimately affecting his play on the court, Shawn Kemp’s NBA life has had its own peaks and valleys. However, there is no denying Kemp’s impact as a player especially to Seattle where he enjoyed his best year where the Reign Man was a 6-time NBA All Star (1 as a Cavalier) and 3-time member of the All NBA Second Team. Similar to his pro career, Kemp’s high school days also stirred with controversy after controversy but when it all boils down to basketball, Kemp was an absolute man-beast.
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