Basketball: Who is NEXT?
Connecticut's Andre Drummond and Kentucky's Anthony Davis are off to a hot start at the college level. Do they have what it takes to be NEXT? Should the honor go to a player like Perry Jones, Kyrie Irving or high schooler Jabari Parker? Discuss away!
Every year since 1998, ESPN The Magazine has recognized an elite group of emerging athletes to watch in the year ahead -- athletes we call NEXT. They are competitors not only on the cusp of stardom, but on the verge of transcending their sports. NEXT is what happens when the hype is real.