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The Best Current NBA Players Under 25

Updated December 15, 2019 20.7k votes 2.1k voters 13.5k 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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  • 1
    Giannis Antetokounmpo
    1,245
    173

    PositionSmall forward / Guard

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece

    Number34

    TeamsMilwaukee Bucks

    Giannis Antetokounmpo (born December 6, 1994) is a Greek professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Luka Dončić
    716
    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
  • 3
    Nikola Jokic
    790
    354

    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

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  • 4
    Donovan Mitchell
    562
    251

    Donovan Mitchell

    Age: age 22

    PositionSG

    Number45

    TeamsUtah Jazz

    Jazz SG

  • 5
    Pascal Siakam
    419
    155

    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
  • 6
    Karl-Anthony Towns
    705
    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
  • 7
    Trae Young
    391
    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
  • 8
    D'Angelo Russell
    526
    249

    PositionPoint guard

    Number1

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    D'Angelo Danté Russell (born February 23, 1996) is an American professional basketball player... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Ben Simmons
    443
    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
  • 10
    De'Aaron Fox
    487
    230

    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
  • 11
    Jayson Tatum
    637
    324

    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
  • 12
    Kristaps Porzingis
    613
    323

    PositionPower forward

    BirthplaceVentspils, Latvia

    TeamsNew York Knicks

    Kristaps Porziņģis (born 2 August 1995) is a Latvian professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Jamal Murray
    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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    #8 of 141 The Greatest Kentucky Basketball Players of All Time#103 of 175 The Greatest Shooting Guards in NBA History

  • 14
    Ja Morant
    81
    11

    Ja Morant

    Age: age 19

    PositionPoint guard

    BirthplaceDalzell, South Carolina, US

    Number12

    TeamsMemphis Grizzlies

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

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    #6 of 102 The Most Likable Players In The NBA Today#9 of 76 The Best Point Guards Currently in the NBA

  • 15
    Zion Williamson
    Zion Lateef Williamson (born July 6, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Brandon Ingram
    290
    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
  • 17
    Deandre Ayton
    224
    144

    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
  • 18
    Kyle Kuzma
    429
    308

    Kyle Kuzma

    Age: age 23

    PositionPower forward, small forward

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan

    Number0

    TeamsLos Angeles Lakers

    Kyle Alexander Kuzma (born July 24, 1995) is an American professional basketball forward for... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    John Collins
    176
    109

    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
  • 20
    Myles Turner
    269
    219

    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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  • 21
    Lonzo Ball
    425
    413

    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
  • 22
    Jaylen Brown
    189
    114

    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
  • 23
    Domantas Sabonis
    169
    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
  • 24
    Marvin Bagley III
    184
    126

    PositionPower forward

    Number35

    TeamsSacramento Kings

    Marvin Bagley III (born March 14, 1999) is an American professional basketball player for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander
    123
    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