NBA Rankings: 10 best players under 25 years old

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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) is defended by Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) in the first quarter at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

After a whirlwind off-season that included incredible story lines with player movement, one of the best NBA Draft classes in recent memory and the aftermath of an epic NBA Finals, the league is in fantastic shape as it paces toward the 2014-2015 campaign. Superstars like LeBron James (now in Cleveland) and Kevin Durant, along with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs and the revitalization of the team concept, garner the majority of the spotlight, but the league is also blessed with an incredibly deep and talented group of young players.

In this space, we will rank the ten best players in the NBA who happen to be under the age of 25, and it is a testament to the depth of this selection that none of the much-hyped rookies make an appearance on the list. Without delay, let’s unveil the rankings, beginning with a hat-tip to some honorable mentions.

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