You could, but it is unlikely you would be good enough to get one; those that do often have played for years and the sport is normally more of their life than their eductaion.
over 100 years
In high school, you can play up to four years, depending on your skill level. In college, you have the option to redshirt your freshman year, then play four more years.
Basically, yes. You will gain much needed experience in basketball when playing in high school, and (assuming you get good grades) you can then go on to NCAA basketball. The NBA has a draft system nearly identical to the NFL, so you can't get into the NBA without playing in college. And you're not going to play in college if you don't play in high school. And you won't play in high school if you don't get decent grades. So, do well in school, and you'll at least get the opportunity to do well in basketball. There's no specified amount of time that you have to play in either high school or college, but, just to be safe, graduate high school, and then go for at least 4 years in college, and play every season.
UCLA is the NCAA school that won seven basketball championships in a row from 1967 to 1973. As of September 2014, UCLA has won a total of 11 NCAA basketball championships.
You only need one year of college to play in the NBA.
Connecticut and Butler
at least a few years
Duke all the way.
about 18 or less years.He retired after a few years.
"Pistol" Pete Maravich played 10 years in the NBA and is still the all-time leading scorer in D1 College Basketball History.