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 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.
Below are this week’s results.
|Prospect Watch Rankings: Week 19 (March 23)|
|1||Russ Smith||Delaware 87ers||123||1|
|2||Jarnell Stokes||Sioux Falls Skyforce||115||2|
|3||Erick Green||Reno Bighorns||114||3|
|4||Cory Jefferson||Bakersfield Jam||111||4|
|5||Jabari Brown||Los Angeles D-Fenders||98||6|
|6||Jimmer Fredette||Westchester Knicks||91||7|
|7||Vander Blue||Los Angeles D-Fenders||91||5|
|8||Jordan Hamilton||RGV Vipers||85||10|
|9||Dwight Buycks||Oklahoma City Blue||80||9|
|10||Chris Douglas-Roberts||Texas Legends||74||13|
|11||James Ennis||Iowa Energy||71||12|
|12||Quinn Cook||Canton Charge||66||11|
|13||Christian Wood||Delaware 87ers||61||17|
|14||Justin Harper||Los Angeles D-Fenders||59||Inactive|
|15||Keith Appling||Erie BayHawks||52||14|
|16||Raphiael Putney||RGV Vipers||45||15|
|17||Greg Whittington||Sioux Falls Skyforce||42||16|
|18||Treveon Graham||Idaho Stampede||36||23|
|19||Terrico White||Bakersfield Jam||27||25|
|20||Toure Murry||Sioux Falls Skyforce||24||19|
|21||Phil Pressey||Idaho Stampede||23||Inactive|
|22||Andre Dawkins||Texas Legends||23||18|
|23||Tu Holloway||Texas Legends||16||—|
|24||Corey Walden||Maine Red Claws||14||24|
|25||Rodney McGruder||Sioux Falls Skyforce||14||20|
Others receiving votes: Darington Hobson (Santa Cruz Warriors) 13, Malcolm Miller (Maine Red Claws) 12, Nick Minnerath (Canton Charge) 10, Josh Childress (Texas Legends) 7, Andrew Harrison (Iowa Energy) 7, Dahntay Jones (Grand Rapids Drive) 6, Ricky Ledo (Reno Bighorns) 5, Devin Ebanks (Grand Rapids Drive) 3, Levi Randolph (Maine Red Claws) 3, Will Cummings (RGV Vipers) 2
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