Who is the youngest player in the NBA?

Nacid on christmas eve 2002, Joshua Cousin he is the youngest active player in the 2021-2022 NBA season.The rookie from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, i

Nacid on christmas eve 2002, Joshua Cousin he is the youngest active player in the 2021-2022 season.

The rookie from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is exceeding expectations for locals and strangers, despite having very little participation during the first 32 games of the season.

Primo, who was drafted as the twelfth overall pick in the entire 2021 NBA Draft by the San Antonio Spurs, was just 18 years and 299 days old at the start of this season on October 19. He debuted the next day and, when the regular schedule ends on Sunday, April 10, he will be 19 years and 173 days old.

The age of his debut, 18 years 300 days, gave him fifteenth place in the history of the all-time league in that category.

The historical “children”

For many years, the record for the youngest player to debut in the NBA belonged to Jim Browne, who introduced himself to the Chicago Stags on November 30, 1948, at the age of 18 years and 58 days.

That mark was surpassed by Jermaine O’Neil, who was drafted when he was just 17 years old and whose first game in the league came on December 5, 1986 with the Portland Trail Blazers at 18 years and 53 days, that is, just five days younger than when Browne did it.

The current record was set by Andrew Bynum, who was born on October 27, 1987 and made his NBA debut on November 2, 2005 at the age of 18, just six days old, with the Los Angeles Lakers.

By the way, the Hall of Famer who debuted at the youngest age in the NBA was another member of the Lakers, the legendary Kobe Bryant, who tragically died in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020. The ever-popular basketball player known as “Black Mamba” it did not set a record for extreme youth, but it came close to doing so.

When Bryant debuted with the Los Angeles quintet on November 3, 1996, he was 18 years and 72 days old.