In the early years of the new millennium many teams in the National Basketball Association started a trend of drafting high school students. With the early exposures from dominating their peers in AAU and high profile Summer camps, many superior talented high school students felt it was in their best interest to forgo college and try to become a professional basketball player. A numerous amount entered the draft, a few were lottery picks, many were eventually picked up before the end of the second round, some received invites to summer league tryouts, but many of the athletes never were able to get on a team.
Next month the documentary of Lenny Cooke will be released. Some of you may not know or remember him. Lenny Cooke was one of the top high school basketball players in his heyday. Like many other good players, he was never able to make a NBA roster. The documentary will reflect on the lows and highs of Cooke.
Produced by Joakim Noah, with references and throwback clips with Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, & Amare Stoudemire. Once upon a time Cooke was mention in the same breathe as this group in many of basketball camps across the country. Check the trailer for yourself.