When: 1996

Kobe was the first guard to ever be drafted out of high school. He played pick up games against pros and college players at 15 and played well. When he declared for the 1996 NBA Draft he did had a big press conference in his high school gym with a suit on and sunglasses on his head. Then later that year, he took Brandy to the prom. Brandy, son, at the height of her career. The god averaged 30.8 points, 12 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 4 steals and 3.8 blocks a game during his senior year, leading Lower Merion to their first state title in 50 years. Bryant also finished his high school career as the greatest scorer in Southeastern Pennsylvania history, surpassing Wilt Chamberlain. Bryant became just the fifth player to skip college and head straight to the NBA.