Ranking Youngest NBA Players in 2022

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Colton Pool @CPoolReporter Oct 24, 2022, 11:41 AM
  • Here are the 10 youngest NBA players in 2022.
  • Jalen Duren (18 years old) is the youngest.

Players can enter the NBA at a very young age. Some of the most talented players are drafted by teams with the worst NBA odds to win a title, so it may take them a while to develop. 

Jalen Duren is the youngest player in the NBA, per NBC Sports, at 18. He was drafted No. 13 overall in the 2022 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets.

Below is a list of the top 10 youngest NBA players, with their ages recorded as of Oct. 21.

Ranking Youngest NBA Players in 2022

PlayerTeamAge
Jalen DurenPistons18 years, 337 days
Trevor KeelsKnicks19 years, 56 days
AJ GriffinHawks19 years, 57 days
Jean MonteroKnicks19 years, 110 days
Nikolá JovicHeat19 years, 134 days
Shaedon SharpeTrail Blazers19 years, 144 days
Ousmane DiengThunder19 years, 153 days
Jeremy SochanSpurs19 years, 154 days
Jabari Smith Jr.Rockets19 years, 161 days
Malaki BranhamSpurs19 years, 162 days

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Colton Pool

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Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.

Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.