The NBA has been blessed with talent over the years. From LeBron James and Kobe Bryant to Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson. These players set incredible records and changed the sport of basketball forever. The good news is that the future of the NBA is in safe hands. A plethora of talented young players are currently breaking through.
Bonusbets.com has highlighted Zion Williamson as a hot prospect. The 19-year old was selected by the New Orleans Pelicans in 2019. What’s more, players like Ja Morant, RJ Barrett, and Darius Garland have extremely bright careers ahead of them. Let’s take an in-depth look at some of the NBA’s future superstars.
Zion Williamson (New Orleans Pelicans): Currently sidelined 6-8 weeks with a knee injury, the California-born small forward is the most promising young talent in the NBA right now. Zion Williamson picked up the 2019 National College Player of the Year Award. On top of that, he was named as the ACC Rookie of the Year. The New Orleans Pelicans have never won a championship, but that could all change when this man matures.
Ja Morant (Memphis Grizzlies): The 2019 All-American has a bright future. Ja Morant played college basketball for Murray State before signing for the Memphis Grizzlies in 2019. What’s more, the point guard was named as the 2019 OVC Player of the Year. The 20-year-old will gain lots of experience while playing at the FedExForum.
RJ Barrett (New York Knicks): The New York Knicks secured the services of one of basketball’s brightest players when they signed RJ Barrett in 2019. The former Duke point guard was named as the Gatorade Player of the Year in 2018. On top of that, he picked up the Jerry West Award in 2019. The 19-year-old will learn a lot while playing under David Fizdale.
Darius Garland (Cleveland Cavaliers): Darius Garland is one of the most exciting young point guards in the NBA. The 2018 McDonald’s All-American played college hoops for Vanderbilt before the Cleveland Cavaliers snatched him up. Can he follow in the footsteps of LeBron James and Zydrunas Ilgauskas? He certainly has the potential, but it’s still too early to say.
Jarrett Culver (Minnesota Timberwolves): The 20-year-old shooting guard is currently learning his trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. What’s more, Jarrett Culver was a 2019 All-American. He was originally selected by the Phoenix Suns, but they immediately traded him for Dario Saric. Will they regret that decision in the future? We think so. Culver has talent in abundance.