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Prospect Watch 2015-16: Week 18 Poll Results

By Brian Kotloff | March 16, 2016

The Prospect Watch is NBADLeague.com’s weekly ranking of the Top 25 Prospects — players eligible to be called up to the NBA — in the NBA Development League.

This Week’s Rankings | About the Prospect Watch | Call-Ups 101

THE BALLOTS

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This year’s Prospect Watch comes with a brand-new panel consisting of four experts who have joined NBADLeague.com’s rankings committee (from left to right): Longtime NBA scouting consultant Ryan Blake, NBA TV host Jared Greenberg, NBA.com national writer Scott Howard-Cooper and veteran coach Bob MacKinnon.

Each week, the NBADLeague.com editors will tally up their own rankings along with the rankings of the four panelists and publish the results in Beyond the Rankings.

Panelist Bios & Scoring System

Below are this week’s results.

Prospect Watch Rankings: Week 18 (March 16)
Ranking Player Team Points Last Week
1 Russ Smith Delaware 87ers 114 2
2 Jarnell Stokes Sioux Falls Skyforce 110 6
3 Erick Green Reno Bighorns 108 3
4 Cory Jefferson Bakersfield Jam 102 4
5 Vander Blue Los Angeles D-Fenders 96 5
6 Jabari Brown Los Angeles D-Fenders 92 9
7 Jimmer Fredette Westchester Knicks 81 8
8 Lorenzo Brown Grand Rapids Drive 81 19
9 Dwight Buycks Oklahoma City Blue 76 11
10 Jordan Hamilton RGV Vipers 72 10
11 Quinn Cook Canton Charge 66 12
12 James Ennis Iowa Energy 59 18
13 Chris Douglas-Roberts Texas Legends 43 20
14 Keith Appling Erie BayHawks 39 16
15 Raphiael Putney RGV Vipers 36 17
16 Greg Whittington Sioux Falls Skyforce 28 21
17 Christian Wood Delaware 87ers 27
18 Andre Dawkins Texas Legends 22
19 Toure Murry Sioux Falls Skyforce 19 24
20 Rodney McGruder Sioux Falls Skyforce 16
21 Josh Childress Texas Legends 16 Inactive
22 Darington Hobson Santa Cruz Warriors 12 23
23 Treveon Graham Idaho Stampede 11
24 Corey Walden Maine Red Claws 8
25 Terrico White Bakersfield Jam 4

 

Others receiving votes*: Nick Minnerath (Canton Charge) 2, Tu Holloway (Texas Legends) 1, Patrick Christopher (Iowa Energy) 1

*Note: Jeff Ayres (Los Angeles D-Fenders), Jared Cunningham (Idaho Stampede), Tim Frazier (Maine Red Claws) and Xavier Munford (Bakersfield Jam) also received votes before being called up on Wednesday.

SCORING SYSTEM

Each week, the five Prospect Watch panelists submit their personal rankings of the Top 25 prospects in the NBA D-League.

Each ranking is assigned a point value from 1 to 25, with the No. 1 spot being worth 25 points, the No. 2 spot being worth 24 points and so on through the No. 25 spot (1 point).

Point totals for each player are added up, and the players with the 25 highest scores are ranked from highest total to lowest total each week.

Ties are broken by:

1) Which player appeared on more ballots
2) Which player received the highest individual ranking
3) Which player is ranked higher on NBADLeague.com’s ballot

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