12 NBA Young Stars Firmly on the Rise This Season

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12 NBA Young Stars Firmly on the Rise This Season
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The 12 young NBA stars included on this list have demonstrated consistent production this season to varying degrees.

There is one player who will undoubtedly be an All-Star this season. A few others might be, while the majority of this group could become All-Stars in the future.

Each young star was selected from the pool of all NBA players 23 years old or younger.

Any player turning 24 by season's end, or older, was not eligible.

Blake Griffin, for example, turns 24 years old in March. In that same month Stephen Curry will turn 25. Neither Griffin or Curry were included in this group for that reason.

This list of young NBA stars firmly on the rise this season ranges from rookies to fourth-year NBA veterans. 

There are four point guards on this list, four shooting guards, three forwards and one center.

Each young star is then ranked according to how high they've risen this season respectively.


*All statistics are as of January 14.

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