Current Sports 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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Luka Dončić is listed (or ranked) 2 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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Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 23 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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Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
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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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Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 23 Kristaps Porziņģis is a Latvian professional basketball player for the New York Knicks 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) 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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Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Jamal Murray is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Lonzo Ball is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Lauri Markkanen is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Trae Young is listed (or ranked) 15 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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D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 22 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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Myles Turner is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 23 Andrew Christian Wiggins is a Canadian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for ...more

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Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Marcus Smart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 24 Marcus Osmond Smart is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for Oklahoma ...more

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Dennis Smith Jr. is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Deandre Ayton is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Pascal Siakam is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Jaren Jackson Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 19 Jaren Jackson Jr. is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Michigan State ...more

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Josh Hart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 23 Josh Hart (born March 6, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected with the 30th overall pick ...more

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Marvin Bagley III is listed (or ranked) 26 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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OG Anunoby is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 21 Ogugua "OG" Anunoby Jr. (born July 17, 1997) is a British professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college ...more

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Gary Harris is listed (or ranked) 28 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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Bam Adebayo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 21 Edrice "Bam" Adebayo is an American professional basketball player.

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Mohamed Bamba is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 20 Mohamed Bamba is an American professional basketball player for the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Texas Longhorns. He is highly ...more

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Josh Jackson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 21 Joshua O'Neal Jackson is an American basketball player for the Phoenix Suns.

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Domantas Sabonis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 22 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

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Wendell Carter Jr. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 19 Wendell Andre Carter Jr. (born April 16, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

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Miles Bridges is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 20 Miles Emmanuel Bridges is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Michigan State ...more

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Caris LeVert is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 24 Caris Coleman LeVert (born August 25, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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Markelle Fultz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
age 20 Markelle N'Gai Fultz (born May 29, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for ...more

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Bobby Portis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 23 Bobby Portis (born February 10, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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Kelly Oubre Jr. is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 23 Kelly Paul Oubre Jr. is an American professional basketball player.

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Kris Dunn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 24 Kristofer Michael Dunn (born March 18, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played four seasons of college ...more

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Dejounte Murray is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 22 Dejounte Dashaun Murray (born September 19, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of ...more

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Mikal Bridges is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 22 Mikal Bridges is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Villanova Wildcats, winning ...more

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Kevin Knox is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 19 Kevin Knox II is an American professional basketball player for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats and ...more

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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 24 Rondae Jaquan Hollis-Jefferson is an American professional basketball player.

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Jarrett Allen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 20 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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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 20 Shaivonte Aician Gilgeous-Alexander is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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Malik Monk is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 20 Malik Ahmad Monk (born February 4, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played one season of college ...more

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Collin Sexton is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 20 Collin Sexton is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Alabama Crimson Tide. ...more

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John Collins is listed (or ranked) 48 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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Juan Hernangomez is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 23 Juan Alberto "Juancho" Hernangómez Geuer is a Spanish professional basketball player.

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Jonathan Isaac is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Current NBA Players Under 25
TRENT13 added age 21 Jonathan Isaac is an American professional basketball player.