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NBA 2K23 Ratings: Top 5 Rookies

NBA 2K23 is set to release worldwide for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam) on Sept. 9, 2022.
NBA 2K23 is set to release worldwide for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam) on Sept. 9, 2022. / Image courtesy of 2K

NBA 2K23 Ratings Reveal day has finally arrived, giving basketball fans around the world some clarity on how Visual Concepts evaluates the active talent in today's game.

For those interested in seeing how the league's newest faces will start off, here is the list of the top five rated rookies in NBA 2K23 at launch.

NBA 2K23 Ratings: Top 5 Rookies

Here's a list of the five highest rated rookies in the game:

  1. Paolo Banchero 78 OVR
  2. Jabari Smith Jr. 78 OVR
  3. Chet Holmgren 77 OVR
  4. Keegan Murray 76 OVR
  5. Jaden Ivey 76 OVR

Ultimately, the top five plays out almost exactly how the actual draft did, except with Jabari Smith Jr. slotting in ahead of Chet Holmgren at the No. 2 spot.

Paolo Banchero slots in at a 78 OVR, which is 2K's lowest rated No. 1 pick at launch since Anthony Edwards' 77 rating in NBA 2K21. Cade Cunningham was an 80 in NBA 2K22 while Zion Williamson was an 81 in NBA 2K20.


NBA 2K23 is set to release worldwide for PlayStation 4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam) on Sept. 9, 2022.

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