Top 3 NBA Players 23 and Under
By Shane R
When it comes to the National Basketball Association, there is a lot to love about the league. One thing is the amount of young talent that excites organizations, coaches, and fans across the globe. Today, we will dive into the best NBA players who are 23 years and younger. Because the game is so global, 2 out of 3 on this list are born outside the United States of America.
#1 – Luka Doncic
The Slovenian small forward has been on a roll after his Rookie of the Year 2018-2019 season. Over the first month of the 2019-2020 campaign, Doncic has almost been averaging a triple-double with 30.8 points per game (ppg), 9.9 rebounds per game, (RPG), and 9.6 assists a contest. This 6’7” player is one of the best all-around offensive talents on the list.
#2 – Ben Simmons
The next player on the list is the Australian Ben Simmons. The point guard came into the league as a creator and continues to work on his scoring ability from outside the arch. This season, Simmons is accounting for 12.8 ppg, 7.0 RPG, and 8.1 assists per game (APG). What is even more impressive is the fact that Simmons is shooting 50% from 3-point range, after never hitting a 3 in his first 2 seasons.
#3 – Donovan Mitchell
As the best scorer of the 3 players, Mitchell is averaging a whopping 25.3 ppg in the 2019-2020 season. By upping his rebounding average to 5.1 per game and keeping his APG around 4, Mitchell is an elite scoring guard that few can handle defensively. Through 19 regular-season games in 2019-2020, Mitchell already has 4 30+ point scoring games.