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 16 (March 1)|
|1||Pierre Jackson||Texas Legends||117||Inactive|
|2||Vander Blue||Los Angeles D-Fenders||117||1|
|3||Abdel Nader||Maine Red Claws||114||2|
|4||Anthony Brown||Erie BayHawks||107||3|
|5||Eric Moreland||Canton Charge||100||5|
|6||Keith Benson||Canton Charge||100||6|
|7||Jalen Jones||Maine Red Claws||85||7|
|8||Ben Gordon||Texas Legends||79||14|
|9||Dakari Johnson||Oklahoma City Blue||78||9|
|10||Marcus Georges-Hunt||Maine Red Claws||74||Inactive|
|11||Manny Harris||Texas Legends||70||11|
|12||Elijah Millsap||Northern Arizona Suns||61||12|
|13||Jordan Crawford||Grand Rapids Drive||59||13|
|14||Josh Magette||Los Angeles D-Fenders||52||16|
|15||Gary Neal||Reno Bighorns||37||20|
|16||Phil Pressey||Santa Cruz Warriors||35||17|
|17||Russ Smith||Delaware 87ers||35||—|
|18||Kevin Murphy||Grand Rapids Drive||33||15|
|19||John Holland||Canton Charge||32||22|
|20||Mike Tobey||Greensboro Swarm||29||Inactive|
|21||Cory Jefferson||Austin Spurs||23||18|
|22||Kalin Lucas||Erie BayHawks||22||21|
|23||Shawn Long||Delaware 87ers||22||—|
|24||James Webb III||Delaware 87ers||20||24|
|25||Jarell Eddie||Windy City Bulls||18||—|
Others receiving votes: Jarrod Uthoff (Fort Wayne Mad Ants) 16, Cat Barber (Greensboro Swarm) 14, Nate Robinson (Delaware 87ers) 13, Alex Poythress (Fort Wayne Mad ants) 12, Troy Williams (Iowa Energy) 8, Patricio Garino (Austin Spurs) 7, Will Bynum (Windy City Bulls) 6, Daniel Hamilton (Oklahoma City Blue) 6, Askia Booker (Northern Arizona Suns) 3, Gary Payton II (RGV Vipers) 3, Patrick Miller (Sioux Falls Skyforce) 3, Darius Morris (RGV Vipers) 1, Jameel Warney (Texas Legends) 1
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