NBA's Best Young Stars: Ranking the Top 25 Players Under 25 Years of Age

« Prev
1 of 28
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
NBA's Best Young Stars: Ranking the Top 25 Players Under 25 Years of Age
Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Building an NBA team is about balancing raw, young talent with experienced, seasoned veterans. You see that happening with teams like the Thunder, Heat and Spurs, all of which did very well in the 2012 NBA Playoffs.

The youth part, however, takes center stage. Talented players who are still young can sustain success for a franchise much longer than veterans. Young talent is the most coveted thing in basketball.

Now, in the age of one-and-done college basketball, you see younger and younger players rising to stardom. The average age of NBA players has dropped since 2006, which suggests all teams have to find a way to develop young talent quickly.

So which young players are the best? Which teams are getting ahead in terms of building up a pool of good players? 

Here are the top 25 NBA players who are 24 or younger as of July 30, 2012.

*Note: List does not include players like Rajon Rondo, who are 25 and do not fit the criteria. 

Begin Slideshow »
Load More Stories

Follow B/R on Facebook

NBA

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.