All Drafted-Out-Of-High-School NBA Team!

Derek PattiContributor INovember 12, 2008

The NBA has blossomed into a league of freakish athletes that make you say "Wow!" on any given night. 

From the veterans to the rookies, these guys sure know how to ball.

My All-Anything NBA Team is based on players that were drafted out of high school.  A rule has been implemented recently to not allow this to happen anymore, but I am sure my team of "less educated" athletes can take on any other team out there.

Enough of the talking, let's get to the players!


Center: '08-09 Dwight Howard. 

Howard has started the season averaging career highs in points, rebounds, and blocks. Last night's performance alone makes him the perfect suitor, after posting 30 points, 19 rebounds and 10 blocks.  Not much else to say to justify my pick here.


Power Forward: '03-04 Kevin Garnett. 

Garnett's production that year ended with him averaging 24 points, 14 rebounds, five assists, 1.5 steals, and a little over two blocks a game.  This front court would be nuts, considering Garnett would compliment Howard very nicely with his credible midrange shot.  Can you say DEFENSE?


Small Forward: '07-08 Lebron James.

Not a word needs to be said about this guy. His numbers from this year easily put him in the MVP race last year, while also taking his team to seven games with the eventual champs, the Boston Celtics. He has been remarkable his whole young career and there seems to be no stopping this guy.

Don't believe me? He recently admitted that he has grown an inch since being in the league while also putting on weight, topping him off at 6'9" and weighing 265.


Shooting Guard: '02-03 Kobe Bryant.

This was a tough call—between last year's Kobe and the '02-03 Kobe. His leadership and overall dominance finally flourished last year and took his team to the NBA Finals. But, statistically, he was better in a few areas in the chosen year. Either way, you can't go wrong picking a three-time champion, can you?


Point Guard: '06-07 Tony Parker.

Probably the weakest on this list, but he is a very good point guard. Not the greatest passer in the game, but he can dish the rock.  A very solid piece to any contending team—just check out his rings collection. 


There you have it, my All-Anything Team. With a team like this, one could expect to beat anyone, any time. 

Let me know what you think. Does your team have a chance at battling mine for the ultimate All-Anything Team? Just try me!