Basketball 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 that are under 25.  

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Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 24
Giannis Antetokounmpo (born December 6, 1994) is a Greek professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Nicknamed the "Greek ...more
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Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 24
Nikola Jokić is a Serbian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the Serbian national basketball team ...more
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Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
CunningVet added age 19
Luka Dončić (born February 28, 1999) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the Slovenian national team. Born in ...more
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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
marsbar_18 added age 22

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Donovan Corey Mitchell Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Louisville ...more
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Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 21
Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. is a Dominican-American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
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Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 20
Jayson Christopher Tatum is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Tatum attended hometown ...more
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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 22
Benjamin David Simmons is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for one season with ...more
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Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 23
Kristaps Porziņģis is a Latvian professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) tall, and plays both the power ...more
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De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 21
De'Aaron Fox (born December 20, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Fox played one season of college ...more
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D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 23
De'Anthony Melton (born May 28, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Houston Rockets in ...more
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Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
CunningVet added age 24
Pascal Siakam (born April 2, 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After attending New Mexico State ...more
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Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 21
Jamal Murray (born February 23, 1997) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college basketball ...more
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Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
gongnorton added age 20
Rayford Trae Young is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Oklahoma Sooners. On ...more
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Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 23
Kyle Alexander Kuzma (born July 24, 1995) is an American professional basketball forward for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He grew up in the Flint, ...more
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Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
AfzalShafi added age 21
Brandon Xavier Ingram (born September 2, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the ...more
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Lauri Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
ChristianVan added age 21
Lauri Elias Markkanen (born May 22, 1997) is a Finnish professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In the 2017 NBA draft, he was taken by ...more
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Deandre Ayton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
CunningVet added age 20
DeAndre Ayton is a Bahamian professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for the Arizona Wildcats in the Pac-12 Conference in the ...more
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Marvin Bagley III is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 19
Marvin Bagley III is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils and ...more
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Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 21
Lonzo Anderson Ball (born October 27, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
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Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 22
Myles Christian Turner (born March 24, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season for the Texas ...more
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John Collins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 21
John Martin Collins III (born September 23, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more
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Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 22
Jaylen Brown (born October 24, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one year of college basketball ...more
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Gary Harris is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 24
Gary Harris is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball at Michigan State
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Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
CunningVet added age 21
Dennis Cliff Smith Jr. (born November 25, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was ranked among the top ...more
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Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 23
Domantas Sabonis (born May 3, 1996) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He previously played in Spain for Unicaja ...more