From Joel Embiid in Philadelphia to Karl-Anthony Towns in Minnesota, the hottest young basketball players are already tearing up the court. With their amazing skill and unique playing styles, these stars are bringing new life to the sport and some of its most famous teams, and they’re only just getting started.
About the Author
Brian Mahoney has been a national NBA writer for the Associated Press since 2005, covering the NBA Finals, All-Star Games, and international basketball events such as the Olympics and basketball world championships. Based in New York, Mahoney covers the Knicks and Nets, along with providing coverage of boxing and tennis events. He is a 1995 graduate of the University of Connecticut, where he started his career covering the women’s basketball team that won the national championship.