There are few things more exciting or rewarding than watching a young star develop and become a major player in a sport. This is a huge thrill for sport fans all over the world and given the level of patriotism felt in America, it is understandable that people want to see young homegrown players achieve greatness and make a name for themselves.
Basketball’s young talent
There are few sports loved more in America than basketball, and the brightest upcoming sports stars in this field are highly regarded. There is already a lot of talk about the 2017 NBA Draft and there are two players in particular, Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball, who are showing great promise. They are both Point Guards and they will regard the March Madness tournament as a chance to showcase their skills and demonstrate their ability to handle pressure.
There is a huge focus on upcoming stars for the NBA and provides a run-down on who is likely to have a positive impact on the forthcoming March Madness. The leading NCAA event is a fantastic way to see some of the brightest stars of tomorrow.
American football’s talented youngsters
Just like the NBA, looking at the top tips for NFL Draft picks gives you an insight into some of the most talent and driven youngsters in football. There are clearly many young quarterbacks making a name for themselves, but Deshaun Watson, playing for Clemson, and DeShone Kizer of Notre Dame, are two youngsters who have every chance of becoming star names in the big league.
If your preference is for running backs, Dalvin Cook of Florida State and Leonard Fournette are names to look out for in the years ahead.
America is producing young soccer talent
Darlington Nagbe is a name that may be recognized by UK football fans as the player was strongly linked with a move to Brendan Rodgers all-conquering Celtic side. The player attended a Champions League match as a guest of the Glasgow side but for now, especially after Celtic signed Kouassi Eboue in the January window, this switch appears to be on hold. There are big hopes for the player who has played for the USMNT and 2017 should see him leave the MLS for a bigger league.
Baseball fans are rightly excited about Dansby Swanson. The shortstop made his MLB debut for the Atlanta Braves in August 2016 and he had a hugely impressive opening year. With a Most Outstanding Player award in the 2014 College World Series and a nomination for the 2015 Golden Spikes Award, presented to the best college player in the country, Swanson entered the MLB with a fantastic pedigree. The initial judgment is that the player has what it takes to enjoy a fantastic career in Major League Baseball.
Sport is always an activity that can lift the spirits of Americans and young players often carry the hopes and dreams of a fan base. These are just a few of the brightest upcoming sports stars in America right now.