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The Best Current NBA Players Under 25 

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Updated December 15, 2019 21.5k votes 1.9k voters 12.6k views 52 items

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
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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 (born February 19, 1995) is a Serbian professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He also represents the Serbian national ...more

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Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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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
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Donovan Vernell Mitchell Jr. (born September 7, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Utah Jazz of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
Karl-Anthony Towns
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Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. (born November 15, 1995) is a Dominican-American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played ...more

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Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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age 24
Pascal Siakam (born April 2, 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the New ...more

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D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 23
D'Angelo Danté Russell (born February 23, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected ...more

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De'Aaron Fox is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 23
Kristaps Porziņģis (born 2 August 1995) 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 ...more

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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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age 22
Benjamin David Simmons (born 20 July 1996) is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 20
Jayson Christopher Tatum (born March 3, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A native of St. Louis, Missouri, ...more

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Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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age 20
Rayford Trae Young (born September 19, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

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Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 22
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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Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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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
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age 21
Brandon Xavier Ingram (born September 2, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected by the Los ...more
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Deandre Ayton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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age 20
Deandre Edoneille Ayton (born July 23, 1998) is a Bahamian professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for the Arizona Wildcats in ...more
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John Collins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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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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Lauri Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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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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Marvin Bagley III is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Marvin Bagley III (born March 14, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more
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Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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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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Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
Myles Turner
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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Jarrett Allen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Jarrett Allen (born April 21, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets for the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Texas ...more

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Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
Lonzo Ball
age 21
Lonzo Anderson Ball (born October 27, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball ...more

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Zion Williamson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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Zion Lateef Williamson (born July 6, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Listed at 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) ...more

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Gary Harris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 24
Gary Harris (born September 14, 1994) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association. He played college ...more

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