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The Best Current NBA Players Under 25

Updated December 15, 2019 20.8k votes 2.1k voters 13.7k views52 items

List RulesOnly 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 Antetokounmpo1
    1,249
    176

    PositionSmall forward / Guard

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece

    Number34

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo (born December 6, 1994) is a Greek professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • Luka Dončić2
    723
    249

    Luka Dončić

    Age: age 19

    PositionGuard, Small forward

    Number11

    TeamsDallas Mavericks

    Luka Dončić (born February 28, 1999) is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia

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  • Nikola Jokić3
    796
    356

    PositionCenter / Power forward

    BirthplaceSombor, Serbia, FR Yugoslavia

    Number15

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

    Nikola Jokić (born February 19, 1995) is a Serbian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Pascal Siakam4
    422
    158

    Pascal Siakam

    Age: age 24

    PositionPower forward

    Number13

    TeamsToronto Raptors

    Pascal Siakam (born April 2, 1994) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia

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    #7 of 50 The Greatest African NBA Players of All Time#20 of 146 The Best European NBA Players of All Time

  • Donovan Mitchell5
    566
    254

    Donovan Mitchell

    Age: age 22

    PositionSG

    Number45

    TeamsUtah Jazz

    Jazz SG

    Donovan Vernell Mitchell Jr. (born September 7, 1996) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Karl-Anthony Towns6
    710
    332

    Karl-Anthony Towns

    Age: age 21

    PositionCenter

    BirthplaceEdison, NJ

    Number32

    TeamsMinnesota Timberwolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns Jr. (born November 15, 1995) is a Dominican-American professional... more on Wikipedia
  • Trae Young7
    394
    153

    Trae Young

    Age: age 20

    PositionPoint guard

    Number11

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

    Rayford Trae Young (born September 19, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • D'Angelo Russell8
    528
    253

    PositionPoint guard

    Number1

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    D'Angelo Danté Russell (born February 23, 1996) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Ben Simmons9
    447
    199

    Ben Simmons

    Age: age 22

    PositionPoint guard/forward

    Number12

    TeamsPhiladelphia 76ers

    Benjamin David Simmons (born 20 July 1996) is an Australian professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • De'Aaron Fox10
    489
    232

    De'Aaron Fox

    Age: age 21

    PositionPoint guard

    Number5

    TeamsSacramento Kings

    De'Aaron Fox (born December 20, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Jayson Tatum11
    640
    326

    Jayson Tatum

    Age: age 20

    PositionSmall forward

    Number0

    TeamsBoston Celtics

    Jayson Christopher Tatum (born March 3, 1998) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Kristaps Porzingis12
    613
    325

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplaceVentspils, Latvia

    TeamsNew York Knicks

    Kristaps Porziņģis (born 2 August 1995) is a Latvian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Jamal Murray13
    385
    214

    PositionPoint guard, Shooting guard

    BirthplaceKitchener, Canada

    Number27

    TeamsDenver Nuggets

    Jamal Murray (born February 23, 1997) is a Canadian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia

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    #9 of 141 The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time#102 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

  • Ja Morant14
    83
    11

    Ja Morant

    Age: age 19

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceDalzell, South Carolina, USA

    Number12

    TeamsMemphis Grizzlies

    Temetrius Jamel "Ja" Morant (born August 10, 1999) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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    #7 of 76 The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA#27 of 294 The Top 100+ NBA Players Today

  • Zion Williamson15
    Zion Lateef Williamson (born July 6, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • Brandon Ingram16
    292
    206

    Brandon Ingram

    Age: age 21

    PositionSmall forward

    BirthplaceKinston, North Carolina

    Number14

    TeamsNew Orleans Pelicans

    Brandon Xavier Ingram (born September 2, 1997) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • Deandre Ayton17
    224
    146

    Deandre Ayton

    Age: age 20

    PositionCenter

    Number22

    TeamsPhoenix Suns

    Deandre Edoneille Ayton (born July 23, 1998) is a Bahamian professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • Kyle Kuzma18
    429
    311

    Kyle Kuzma

    Age: age 23

    PositionPower forward, small forward

    Number0

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Alexander Kuzma (born July 24, 1995) is an American professional basketball forward for... more on Wikipedia
  • John Collins19
    176
    112

    John Collins

    Age: age 21

    PositionPower forward

    Number20

    TeamsAtlanta Hawks

    John Martin Collins III (born September 23, 1997) is an American professional basketball... more on Wikipedia
  • Jaylen Brown20
    190
    116

    Jaylen Brown

    Age: age 22

    PositionSmall forward / Shooting guard

    Number7

    TeamsBoston Celtics

    Jaylen Brown (born October 24, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia

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    #23 of 133 The Best Boston Celtics of All Time#112 of 135 The Best Small Forwards of All Time

  • Lonzo Ball21
    426
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    Lonzo Ball

    Age: age 21

    PositionPoint guard

    Number2

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    Lonzo Anderson Ball (born October 27, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • Myles Turner22
    269
    222

    Myles Turner

    Age: age 22

    PositionPower forward, Center

    BirthplaceBedford, Texas, United States

    Number33

    TeamsIndiana Pacers

    Myles Christian Turner (born March 24, 1996) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia

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    #329 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#66 of 102 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today

  • Domantas Sabonis23
    172
    128

    PositionCenter / Power forward

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon

    Number11

    TeamsIndiana Pacers

    Domantas Sabonis (born May 3, 1996) is a Lithuanian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Marvin Bagley III24
    184
    127

    PositionPower forward

    Number35

    TeamsSacramento Kings

    Marvin Bagley III (born March 14, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander25
    124
    77

    PositionGuard

    BirthplaceToronto, Ontario, Canada

    Number2

    TeamsOklahoma City Thunder

    Shaivonte Aician Gilgeous-Alexander (born July 12, 1998) is a Canadian professional basketball... more on Wikipedia