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GARNETT TO BECOME "TEST CASE" FOR NBA HIGH SCHOOL DRAFTEES?
Published May 16, 1995
Kevin Garnett, the 6'11" senior from Farragut High in Chicago formerly announced his intention to enter the NBA draft yesterday. In New York, Harvey Araton writes that "the real issue is not what Garnett can do for the NBA as much as what the NBA can do for him." Farragut Assistant Principal Arleen Dagg believes the problem is that the NBA doesn't have a "support system to help these kids once they get there. Maybe the NBA should use Kevin as a test case." Araton suggests the NBA think about a "closer alliance" with the CBA or "creating its own developmental league." Araton: "Stern and company have gotten a free ride, using the colleges as a de facto minor league system, receiving well-coached, highly publicized products" (N.Y. TIMES, 5/16). NEW FAMILY: In Chicago, Mark Potash reports that Garnett has been "close with Nike and figures to become a Nike client" (CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, 5/15).