A wise man once told me that the prospective is in the eyes of tomorrow. In layman's terms, the future is now. While I've never been one to mingle cliches and professional basketball, the term has never been more applicable to the current state of the NBA.
While the league's more veteran stars remain true to form, the youth movement has become quite an overpowering force.
From Chicago to Oklahoma City, there has been a country-wide display of youth overtaking experience in the quest for glory. The question is: Who is the best of the young guns?
While we could speak of players already in their prime like LeBron James, Chris Paul and Dwight Howard, it is much more intriguing to look at the players that will shape the next generation of professional basketball.
Here is a list of the top 25 players in the NBA under the age of 25.