There’s no shortage of talent in the NBA, with a new generation advancing at breakneck speed, and other potential superstars may soon join Trae Young, Luka Doncic And the others. Here is the 5 major of the league’s future nuggets!
Leader: DJ Wagner Jr.
DaJuan Wagner Jr. is what is commonly called a « true leader » … Unlike many high school students who become famous for their unusual physical qualities, and who quickly fall into oblivion, he is distinguished by his science of the game. He’s not a huge dunker, nor a great shooter, but he can create insane shifts with his take on the game, and his quality of finish at the circle is evident. It’s finally not surprising to see him there, his father is a legend !
Back: Amari Bailey
No, Amari Bailey is not that rapper’s new girlfriend son Drake, he’s a hell of a basketball player too. Best player announced in the 2023 vintage, the star of Sierra Canyon already has an adult physique, which is necessarily reassuring for scouts. In a very 2000’s style, the rear is never as strong as when it has to create a shot, and if someone gets in its way, watch out for the poster!
Winger: Emoni Bates
Emoni Bates has long been heralded as the next big thing to drop out of High School, and it’s not hard to see why. Huge, able to dribble and shoot from far like a leader, he is very comparable to Kevin Durant! It is no coincidence that he was voted best player on the circuit for his second year in high school, ahead of players older than 2 years. He is used to playing against bigger than him, his adaptation in the NBA should be quick!
Strong winger: Chet Holmgren
Chet Holmgren is a hell of a mutant… After starting his career as a leader, developing more than correct handles, he had to stop for a year following an injury. During this forced break he grew, again and again, until he reached 2m13! If he is still very thin and lacks muscles, his qualities and size already make him an exceptional player, he proved it at the U19 world championships at the start of the summer !
Pivot: Victor Wembanyama
What to say about Victor Wembanyama except that he is the future of French basketball! At only 17 years old, he is about to discover the Euroleague with ASVEL, where he risks progressing at high speed, which is quite terrifying when you see his current level! He has everything destroyed on his way to the U19 World Cup, received excellent news which ensures him the status of n ° 1 in the draft… He can therefore approach this season with serenity and progress slowly!
If the LeBron James generation, Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook, etc… are coming to an end, the succession promises to be brilliant! These 5 talents have the capabilities to write a glorious new page in the NBA, and French fans can smile, Victor Wembanyama could be the lead author!