Rookie Revelation Scouting Report
- Rookie Revelation is the most limited edition and exclusive Set of Rookie Moments in Top Shot history, and it's available from May 23-25, 2023, starting now.
- These are the first Moments to feature NBA Draft footage.
- There are 1,350 total Legendary Packs, with 650 available in Early Access, 390 available in a Burn Leaderboard, 169 available in General Admission, 121 available in Priority Access, and 20 reserved for Support/Marketing.
- Each Pack contains 9 Moments, including 1 Legendary Rookie Revelation, 1 Rare Metallic Gold LE, 2 Spotlight Series, and 5 Base Set or Parallels.
- You can choose to purchase a Pack in the Drop ($499) or attempt to win one by burning locked and unlocked Rookie Moments in our new Leaderboard.
- Early Access is reserved for collectors with a 100,000 or higher Total Drop Score when the Snapshot was taken at Noon ET on May 23. Eligible collectors can also receive Dapper Balance Back for every successful Pack purchase.
- General Admission is available to all collectors and will begin at 3pm ET on May 25. Start your Top Shot collection today.
The Start of Something Legendary
The untapped potential of an NBA rookie is one-of-a-kind, which doesn’t just make them fun to root for, but fun to collect. Rookie Revelation is Top Shot’s first dedicated Legendary Rookie Set. They’re also the first Moments to include footage from the NBA Draft, capturing these emotional personal milestones that are part of each player’s professional journey.
Some of the NBA’s greatest of all time — Magic, Bird, Hakeem, Shaq, Duncan, and Iverson — were dominant from their very first season. All-Stars. Rookies of the Year. Finals MVPs. The types of players that every Orlando Magic fan hopes Paolo Banchero will become.
On the flip side, other Hall of Famers and All-Stars — Nash, Kawhi, Rondo, DeMar, Dirk, Butler, and Giannis — needed time to find their footing in the league. Jimmy Butler is making headlines during these 2023 Playoffs, but in his rookie season, he averaged only 2.6 points per game. Two-time MVP Steve Nash is 5th all-time in assists, with 10,335, but during his rookie year, he averaged just 2.1 per game.
Rookie Revelation gives collectors the chance to own ultra limited edition and special collectibles from 20 of the most highly touted members of the 2022 NBA Draft Class.
The Rookie Revelation Leaderboard
20 of the best young basketball prospects climbed the rankings to earn their spot in the NBA Draft and make it to the NBA. Now, you can climb a new Rookie Revelation Leaderboard to earn Rookie Revelation Packs that celebrate the best Moments of their Rookie season.
This new Pop-Up Leaderboard is now live, giving collectors the opportunity to burn locked and/or unlocked Moments featuring any Rookie Badge in their collection to compete for prizes.
The Top Shot Score of each burned Rookie Moment will help you climb the Leaderboard while it’s active, starting now and ending on May 25 at Noon ET, at which point the Leaderboard will end, results will be confirmed, winners will be notified, and prizes will be distributed.
The top 350 collectors on the Leaderboard will each get a Rookie Revelation Pack, with even more Packs for those who finish in the Top 10. Here’s a full breakdown of the prizing and consolation prizes.
- 1st place = 10 Rookie Revelation Packs
- 2nd place = 8 Rookie Revelation Packs
- 3rd, 4th, and 5th place = 6 Rookie Revelation Packs
- 6th and 7th place = 4 Rookie Revelation Packs
- 8th, 9th, and 10th place = 2 Rookie Revelation Packs
- 11th - 350th place = 1 Rookie Revelation Pack
- 351st - 450th place = 1 With The Strip Pack (Series 1, Release 3) and 1 Rising Stars Pack (Series 2)
- 451st - 500th place = 1 Rising Stars Pack (Series 2)
- 501st - 1,500th place = 1 Holiday of Hoops Hot Pack (Series 4)
This is the first time that Top Shot collectors will be able to burn locked Moments.
We’re excited to build this highly requested feature and introduce it for the Rookie Revelation Drop, but for now, the ability to burn locked Moments will only be available during special events like this. Climb the Leaderboard today.
Update (3:40pm ET on May 23): The ability to burn Locked Moments for the first time has raised important questions from our collectors. To clarify, burning a Moment from a currently completed and Locked Set and then repurchasing and re-locking that Moment does not qualify as a new Complete Set for additional Set Rewards.
The 2023 Rookie Revelation Roster
Just 20 players have been named to Top Shot’s first-ever Rookie Revelation Roster, with two ways for them to earn these extremely limited edition collectibles that showcase their long-term potential as a pro, minted to just /75 each.
- Be selected in the NBA Draft Lottery
- Prove their potential on the court
From May 8-31, every Pack you buy on Top Shot will also enter you to win a VIP trip to the 2023 NBA Draft, where you can witness the next generation of Rookie Revelation players join the NBA. There will be three winners, and in addition to the trip, each will also earn an airdrop of the Rookie Debut Moment from the 2023 NBA Draft’s First Overall Pick.
Welcome to Rookie Revelation. Here’s a look at who made the cut.
Paolo Banchero (1st Overall Pick)
The future is now for Paolo Banchero and the Orlando Magic. With one of the strongest offensive rookie campaigns in the last decade, Banchero showed why he was worthy of the number one draft pick all season long.
A disruptor on both ends of the court against the Indiana Pacers, Banchero first cut off a passing lane by intercepting the ball before running a 2-on-1 break with Franz Wagner, one of two top-10 Orlando picks from 2021. Banchero tallied a team-high 23 points — along with three rebounds, four assists, and two steals — in leading the Magic to a 126-120 win on January 25, 2023.
A First Team All-Rookie selection, Banchero averaged 20.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game to become Orlando’s first Rookie of the Year recipient since the 2000-01 season.
Jabari Smith Jr. (3rd Overall Pick, Challenge Reward)
Some players have to wait years for their first NBA game-winner. It took Jabari Smith Jr. less than a season to claim his.
The third overall pick of the Houston Rockets broke the hearts of the New Orleans Pelicans when he pulled the trigger on an off-balance 3-pointer that cleared the outstretched fingertips of Naji Marshall and landed in the bottom of the basket with 0.1 seconds to play. The clutch shot turned a one-point New Orleans lead into a 114-112 victory for the Rockets on March 17, 2023, as Smith Jr. finished the night with 11 points and eight rebounds.
The All-Rookie Second Team member averaged 12.8 points and 7.2 rebounds over the course of 79 games in 2022-23.
Keegan Murray (4th Overall Pick, Challenge Reward)
Keegan Murray was the perfect addition for a franchise seeking new beginnings. The fourth overall selection fit in seamlessly with the Sacramento Kings, who welcomed Murray’s contributions as they came together to snap a 16-year postseason drought.
Murray made history against the Portland Trail Blazers as he buried a step-back 3-pointer for his 188th of the season, breaking the record set by Donovan Mitchell during the 2017-18 campaign. The talented forward posted 13 points, five rebounds, and three triples in the 120-80 rout on March 29, 2023, and Murray later earned a First Team All-Rookie selection after averaging 12.2 points and shooting 41.6 percent from downtown across 78 games.
Jaden Ivey (5th Overall Pick)
Jaden Ivey’s NBA learning curve hasn’t been too steep at all. The Detroit Pistons point guard’s soaring confidence reached similar heights as his body against the Brooklyn Nets when Ivey hit the defense with a drive into the paint with his left hand before taking flight and throwing down a thunderous slam with his right.
The fifth overall pick tallied 19 points on 7 of 11 shooting and grabbed four rebounds on December 18, 2022. Ivey finished his inaugural season as the third highest-scoring rookie of the 2022 draft class at 16.3 points per game while leading the pack with 5.2 assists per contest, earning him a selection to the All-Rookie Second Team.
Bennedict Mathurin (6th Overall Pick)
Bennedict Mathurin has been a walking highlight reel since the moment he stepped on an NBA court.
One of the most offensively-gifted members of his class, the sixth pick in the draft took advantage of a Phoenix Suns turnover when he caught an outlet pass and ran the floor with nothing but open space between himself and the basket. The Indiana Pacers rookie hammered home a majestic windmill slam for two of his team-high 22 points on 7 of 15 shooting while grabbing three rebounds off the bench on February 10, 2023.
Mathurin was a First Team All-Rookie selection after averaging 16.7 points per game, the second-highest rookie total during the 2022-23 campaign.
Shaedon Sharpe (7th Overall Pick)
Put it on a poster: Shaedon Sharpe can throw down with just about anybody.
The high-flying Portland Trail Blazers rookie continued to build his resume as one of the more skilled and prolific dunkers to enter the league in quite some time as he came charging into the paint with a running head start before winding up and dropping the hammer on Draymond Green.
The seventh overall pick scored 13 points and grabbed four rebounds off the bench against the Golden State Warriors on February 28, 2023, and averaged 9.9 points per game in his first pro season.
Dyson Daniels (8th Overall Pick)
It did not take long for Dyson Daniels to reveal himself as a triple-double threat. The New Orleans Pelicans made Daniels the eighth pick in the draft and he rewarded the franchise’s faith with a huge night off the bench against the Toronto Raptors.
Fred VanVleet was no match for Daniels in the open floor as the rookie guard traversed the floor in transition before finishing with a stylish driving layup. Daniels posted 14 points, eight rebounds and nine assists, giving the Pelicans a big lift in his team’s 126-108 triumph on November 30, 2022. The 6-foot-7 Australian made his most significant impacts as a passer and defender across 59 games as a rookie.
Jeremy Sochan (9th Overall Pick)
Catch Jeremy Sochan if you can — the Memphis Grizzlies sure could not. The San Antonio Spurs rookie forward was dripping with confidence when he caught a pass from Tre Jones and pondered a 3-pointer before pivoting to a lightning-quick head fake that kept the defense on its heels.
Sochan finished with an emphatic one-handed slam, and the ninth overall pick continued to serve as a welcome addition to a young Spurs squad, ending his productive night with 11 points, three rebounds, five assists and two steals on January 11, 2023.
Sochan was named a member of the All-Rookie Second Team after finishing his first season with 11.0 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest.
Johnny Davis (10th Overall Pick)
As the 2022-23 season approached the finish line, Johnny Davis already had the Washington Wizards amped up for the promise of next year. The 10th pick of the 2022 NBA Draft put together one of the best performances of his rookie campaign against the Milwaukee Bucks, with the basketball landing in his hands following a teammate picking Giannis Antetokounmpo’s pocket.
Davis turned on the jets as he raced coast-to-coast before landing an impressive one-handed slam over Jrue Holiday. Davis matched his season-best with 20 points on 9 of 17 shooting and also chipped in five rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks on April 4, 2023.
Davis averaged 5.3 points across 28 games as a rookie, but that number ballooned when Washington inserted him into the starting lineup for the final five contests of the season. In those five, Davis averaged 17.0 points, 5.6 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.4 steals.
Ousmane Dieng (11th Overall Pick)
Ousmane Dieng’s confidence can’t be beat — but thanks to him, the first-quarter buzzer could be.
Sensing time was running low following a defensive rebound, the 11th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft moved with urgency up the court and calmly buried a deep 3-pointer before the horn sounded. Dieng connected on 4 of his 7 field goal attempts for 11 points and also mixed in five rebounds and two steals in a productive 19-minute run off the bench as the Oklahoma City Thunder upended the Golden State Warriors 137-128 on March 7, 2023.
Being more aggressive from long range will be a key development in year two for Dieng, who knocked down 73 percent of his shots at the rim across 39 games during his rookie campaign.
Jalen Williams (12th Overall Pick)
As his sterling rookie season approached its end, Jalen Williams found himself mentioned alongside Oklahoma City Thunder royalty.
The Thunder made Williams the 12th pick in the draft for occasions just like this as he found himself at the right place at the right time when he collected Josh Giddey’s miss and beat the buzzer with a game-winning putback layup.
The thrilling conclusion was part of an enormous night for Williams, who tallied a game-high 27 points alongside eight rebounds and six assists to join Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook as the only rookies in franchise history to post a 25-5-5 game in a 107-106 victory on March 29, 2023.
Williams averaged 14.1 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 steals per game to earn a spot on the NBA All-Rookie First Team.
Jalen Duren (13th Overall Pick)
By the time his marathon evening was over, Jalen Duren had placed himself alongside some exclusive company.
The Detroit Pistons rookie center outworked a pair of hopeful San Antonio Spurs rebounders, wrestling control of an offensive board following an Isaiah Livers miss before landing a monstrous two-handed slam.
The 13th pick of the draft shot 13 for 20 from the field for a career-best 30 points and added 17 rebounds, three assists and four blocks in Detroit’s 138-131 double overtime victory on February 10, 2023.
At 19 years and 84 days old, Duren followed LeBron James as the second-youngest player in league history to post a 30-point, 15-rebound game, and he was later named to the All-Rookie Second Team after averaging 9.1 points and 8.9 rebounds per game while shooting 65 percent from the field.
Ochai Agbaji (14th Overall Pick)
Ochai Agbaji and the Utah Jazz rookie class were flying high all season.
On the same night fellow first-year player Walker Kessler had the first 20-point, 20-rebound game for a rookie since 2014, Agbaji also reached new heights when Nickeil Alexander-Walker lobbed an alley-oop from midcourt that Agbaji plucked out of the air and turned into an athletic reverse layup.
The 14th overall pick shot an efficient 6 for 8 for 17 points and added two rebounds and three triples in Utah’s thrilling 126-125 road win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 16, 2023. The offensively-polished Agbaji ended his rookie run having averaged 7.9 points across 59 games.
Mark Williams (15th Overall Pick)
Trailing by three with under a minute to play, Trae Young saw an opportunity to tie the game. Mark Williams viewed things differently.
The Charlotte Hornets rookie center came up clutch on both ends, first using his lengthy wingspan to drift out to the 3-point line to block Young’s step-back triple. LaMelo Ball turned the deflection into a touch pass to Williams and the 15th overall pick did the rest, needing just two dribbles to traverse the court before sidestepping his lone defender for a point-blank conversion.
The huge sequence was the cherry on top of a great night for Williams, who finished with 15 points, five rebounds, two steals and two blocks in his squad’s 144-138 win over the Atlanta Hawks on February 13, 2023. Across 43 games in 2022-23, Williams positioned himself as a key member of the Hornets future after averaging 9.0 points and 7.1 rebounds per contest.
A.J. Griffin (16th Overall Pick)
A rookie doesn’t tend to get his number called with the game on the line in overtime — unless his name is AJ Griffin, that is. The Atlanta Hawks forward followed his November 19 overtime buzzer beater with another heart-stopper three weeks later, this time against the Chicago Bulls.
Trailing by one with only 0.5 seconds on the clock, Jalen Johnson lofted a flawless inbounds alley-oop to Griffin, who caught the ball with his back to the basket and still managed to score an acrobatic turnaround in the paint before the buzzer sounded. The 16th overall selection in the 2022 NBA Draft tallied 17 points, two rebounds and two assists in the thrilling 123-122 win on December 11, 2022. Griffin finished his first season with an 8.9 points per game average.
Tari Eason (17th Overall Pick)
Good luck grabbing a defensive rebound when Tari Eason is in the lane.
The Houston Rockets rookie forward was relentless in his drive for the ball, grabbing five offensive boards in the span of nine seconds when his point-blank looks continued to rim out. Eason’s persistence paid off as he outlasted the Oklahoma City Thunder defense and finally got a layup to fall. In just 19 minutes off the bench, the 17th overall pick poured in 20 points while adding 13 rebounds — 12 on the offensive glass — three steals and two blocks as he helped the Rockets prevail 112-106 on February 1, 2023.
The All-Rookie Second Team selection played in all of Houston’s 82 games, averaging 9.1 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.
Malaki Branham (20th Overall Pick)
As one of the youngest players on the NBA’s third-youngest roster, Malaki Branham took advantage of every opportunity that came his way.
The San Antonio Spurs rookie guard got between a pair of Cleveland Cavaliers defenders as he cut to the basket to receive Zach Collins’ needle-threading bounce pass. The 20th pick in the draft eluded Evan Mobley with a stylish reverse layup when the Cavs big man met Branham at the rim.
An efficient Branham shot 8 for 11 for 18 points and also mixed in two assists and two steals on February 13, 2023 and finished his inaugural season with a 10.2 points per game average.
Walker Kessler (22nd Overall Pick)
Enter the paint at your own risk when Walker Kessler is on the prowl.
The Toronto Raptors learned that lesson the hard way as the dynamic Utah Jazz rookie center turned aside two-time All-Star Pascal Siakam’s attempt in the lane before running the break and cashing in on the other end with a powerful alley-oop throwdown.
The 22nd overall pick in the draft was a force on both ends, tallying 17 points on 8 of 10 shooting while collecting a team-high 14 rebounds and seven blocks in Utah’s exciting 131-128 victory on February 1, 2023.
Kessler was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team after averaging 9.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game in 2022-23.
Andrew Nembhard (31st Overall Pick)
Andrew Nembhard looked more like a lottery pick than someone who was drafted in the second round. The 31st overall selection matched Tyrese Haliburton’s production while filling in for his All-Star teammate, putting Steph Curry on skates with some evasive handles before draining a straightaway step-back 3-pointer over the four-time champion.
The Indiana Pacers rookie shot 13 for 21 from the field while posting season-highs of 31 points, eight rebounds and five triples in his squad’s 112-104 win over the Golden State Warriors on December 5, 2022. Nembhard also mixed in 13 assists as he became the third rookie in franchise history — and first since 2002 — to have a 30-point, 10-assist game.
Nembhard was also just the fourth NBA rookie to produce a 30-8-10 game with five treys and he concluded his rookie campaign with averages of 9.5 points and 4.5 assists per game.
Jaden Hardy (37th Overall Pick)
With Luka Dončić and the newly-acquired Kyrie Irving sitting this one out, the Dallas Mavericks needed somebody to fill the void. Enter Jaden Hardy.
With the Mavs in an early 15-point hole, the 37th overall pick started sizzling after he caught a pass on the perimeter from Christian Wood, took two dribbles and buried a step-back triple to give his squad some much-needed momentum. The talented guard brought Dallas all the way back, posting a career-best 29 points on 8 of 12 shooting in 26 minutes off the bench. Hardy also added four rebounds, four assists, two steals and four 3-pointers in the 124-111 triumph over the Utah Jazz on February 6, 2023.
Hardy concluded his rookie season with an 8.8 points per game average while shooting better than 40 percent from downtown.
Which of these revelatory rookies will you collect? Eligible collectors can join the Early Access Pack Drop now, and all collectors can compete on the Rookie Revelation Leaderboard. The General Admission Drop will take place on May 25, starting at 3pm ET.
Editor's Note: This blog was updated at 3:40pm ET to answer a question specific to locking Moments and Set Rewards.