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.com national writer Scott Howard-Cooper, and former players Kelenna Azubuike and Coleman Collins.
Each Wednesday, the NBADLeague.com editors will tally up their own rankings along with the rankings of the four panelists and publish the results.
Below are this week’s results.
|Prospect Watch Rankings: Week 15 (February 22)|
|1||Vander Blue||Los Angeles D-Fenders||119||1|
|2||Abdel Nader||Maine Red Claws||116||2|
|3||Anthony Brown||Erie BayHawks||112||3|
|4||Quinn Cook||Canton Charge||109||6|
|5||Eric Moreland||Canton Charge||99||4|
|6||Keith Benson||Sioux Falls Skyforce||96||5|
|7||Jalen Jones||Maine Red Claws||79||8|
|8||Hollis Thompson||Austin Spurs||75||7|
|9||Dakari Johnson||Oklahoma City Blue||73||13|
|10||Ryan Kelly||Maine Red Claws||69||11|
|11||Manny Harris||Texas Legends||68||9|
|12||Elijah Millsap||Northern Arizona Suns||66||11|
|13||Jordan Crawford||Grand Rapids Drive||65||10|
|14||Ben Gordon||Texas Legends||63||—|
|15||Kevin Murphy||Grand Rapids Drive||46||14|
|16||Josh Magette||Los Angeles D-Fenders||45||16|
|17||Phil Pressey||Santa Cruz Warriors||45||16|
|18||Cory Jefferson||Austin Spurs||40||17|
|19||Nate Robinson||Delaware 87ers||39||Inactive|
|20||Gary Neal||Reno Bighorns||30||22|
|21||Kalin Lucas||Erie BayHawks||28||21|
|22||John Holland||Canton Charge||25||19|
|23||Axel Toupane||Raptors 905||24||20|
|24||James Webb III||Delaware 87ers||16||23|
|25||Will Bynum||Windy City Bulls||16||25|
Others receiving votes: Ben Bentil (Fort Wayne Mad Ants) 12, Patrick Miller (Sioux Falls Skyforce) 11, Shawn Long (Delaware 87ers) 9, Troy Williams (Iowa Energy) 8, Issaiah Cousins (Reno Bighorns) 6, Isaiah Taylor (RGV Vipers) 5, Alex Poythress (Fort Wayne Mad Ants) 4
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