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 17 (March 8)|
|1||Pierre Jackson||Texas Legends||119||1|
|2||Vander Blue||Los Angeles D-Fenders||117||2|
|3||Abdel Nader||Maine Red Claws||107||3|
|4||Anthony Brown||Erie BayHawks||107||4|
|5||Keith Benson||Sioux Falls Skyforce||103||6|
|6||Eric Moreland||Canton Charge||98||5|
|7||Lorenzo Brown||Grand Rapids Drive||86||Inactive|
|8||Jalen Jones||Maine Red Claws||78||7|
|9||Dakari Johnson||Oklahoma City Blue||73||9|
|10||Ben Gordon||Texas Legends||72||8|
|11||Marcus Georges-Hunt||Maine Red Claws||70||10|
|12||Manny Harris||Texas Legends||63||11|
|13||Elijah Millsap||Northern Arizona Suns||51||12|
|14||Josh Magette||Los Angeles D-Fenders||49||14|
|15||John Holland||Canton Charge||45||19|
|16||Jarell Eddie||Windy City Bulls||42||25|
|17||Gary Neal||Reno Bighorns||40||15|
|18||Phil Pressey||Santa Cruz Warriors||36||16|
|19||Russ Smith||Delaware 87ers||34||17|
|20||Kendall Marshall||Reno Bighorns||30||—|
|21||Tyler Hansbrough||Fort Wayne Mad Ants||29||Inactive|
|22||Kevin Murphy||Grand Rapids Drive||27||18|
|23||Aaron Harrison||Delaware 87ers||20||—|
|24||Mike Tobey||Greensboro Swarm||19||20|
|25||Jarrod Uthoff||Fort Wayne Mad Ants||16||—|
Others receiving votes: Kalin Lucas (Erie BayHawks) 16, Cliff Alexander (Long Island Nets) 13, Will Bynum (Windy City Bulls) 12, Cory Jefferson (Austin Spurs) 9, Patricio Garino (Austin Spurs) 7, Alex Poythress (Fort Wayne Mad Ants) 7, Patrick Miller (Sioux Falls Skyforce) 7, Askia Booker (Northern Arizona Suns) 3, Trey McKinney-Jones (Fort Wayne Mad Ants) 2, Troy Williams (Iowa Energy) 2, Darius Morris (RGV Vipers) 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