NBA The Best Current NBA Players Under 25  

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List Rules Only current NBA Players Under 25. No retired or collegiate players.

With the average age of an NBA player being 26 years old, the league's youngest players definitely deserve props. While younger NBA players are generally more athletic and energetic than their older guys, players under 25 might lack league experience, strength, and basketball IQ. NBA rookies, sophomores, and juniors are usually hazed on and off the court in order to build mental tenacity and character. Who are the best current NBA players under 25 today? 

Lonzo Ball is one of the youngest active NBA players. Many young NBA players, like Karl-Anthony Towns, D'Angelo Russell, and Giannis Antetokounmpo, have already proved that they will grow up to become NBA superstars later in their careers. 

Vote for the best NBA young players currently playing in the league. Keep in mind that the following active NBA young bloods are under 25.  

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25

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Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
Karl-Anthony Towns age 21

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Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
Jayson Tatum 19

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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 23

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Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25

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Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 23

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Steven Adams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 23

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De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
De'Aaron Fox 19

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Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
Kyle Kuzma 22

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Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 21

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Lauri Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25

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Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25

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Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
Myles Turner age 20

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Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
Lonzo Ball 19

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Marcus Smart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 24

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Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Jonas Valančiūnas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25

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53 49
Josh Jackson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
Josh Jackson 20

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Deandre Ayton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
CunningVet added age 20

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Markelle Fultz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
Markelle Fultz 19

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Gary Harris is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 22

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Mohamed Bamba is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Jaren Jackson Jr. is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Wendell Carter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Marvin Bagley III is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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OG Anunoby is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Dejounte Murray is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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John Collins is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Frank Ntilikina is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Kevin Knox is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Bam Adebayo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Josh Hart is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Kris Dunn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Caris LeVert is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Miles Bridges is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Mitchell Robinson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Juan Hernangomez is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Bobby Portis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Jarrett Allen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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